Patient Safety at IHI National Forum

December 9-12, 2018
Orlando, FL

Patient Safety is a featured topic track at the 2018 IHI National Forum.

Patient Safety

​Our goal: Work with countries, regions, organizations, and individuals to build safety into every system of care, ensuring that patients receive the safest, most reliable care across the continuum. More >>

In the Spotlight

Nurse Leaders Are Essential for Patient Safety
Nurse leaders are essential to ensuring safe, high-quality, and person- and family-centered care. IHI’s Patricia McGaffigan shares tips for nurses interested in pursuing leadership roles in health care.

What Can Patients Tell Us about the Quality and Safety of Hospital Care?
A BMJ Quality & Safety article explores whether patient feedback could support health services to measure and improve the quality and safety of care. The authors conclude that “patients provide a unique perspective about hospital safety, which differs from and adds to current definitions of patient safety incidents.”

National Steering Committee for Patient Safety
Seeking renewed energy and focus for the US patient safety agenda, IHI convened representatives from the health care, policy, regulatory, and advocacy communities to begin work on a national strategy for reducing medical harm. The National Steering Committee for Patient Safety is charged with developing a roadmap to accelerate progress across all systems and settings.

Sustaining and Strengthening Safety Huddles
The safety huddle​ has become an important way for hospitals to surface safety concerns affecting patients and the health care workforce. Listen to this recent WIHI audio program about how to strengthen and sustain safety huddles in your organization. 

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