Patient Safety at IHI National Forum

December 10-13, 2017
Orlando, FL

Patient Safety is a featured topic at the 2017 National Forum, with topic-related sessions offered in a special track.

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

When Health Care Providers Fail One of Their Own
In a New England Journal of Medicine article, Dr. Rana Awdish, a critical care physician, describes how her own near-death experience changed how she thinks about medicine. In this blog post, she discusses the power of storytelling and how empathy may prevent burnout. Dr. Awdish is a keynote speaker at the IHI National Forum on December 10-13 in Orlando.

Patient Safety Comes Home
This blog post by Dr. Tejal Gandhi, IHI’s Chief Clinical and Safety Officer, describes the findings of a recent report, Patient Safety in the Home: Assessment of Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities. The report looks at four dimensions of care in the home: physical, emotional, social, and functional.

Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability
The goals of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Patient Safety and Medical Liability initiative were to reduce preventable injuries, improve communication between doctors and patients, ensure fair and timely compensation for medical injuries while reducing malpractice litigation, and reduce liability premiums. The publication of the initiative’s findings includes two commentaries and nine papers, organized into two primary themes: improving communication and improving patient safety.

Parent-Provider Miscommunications in Hospitalized Children
This recent article in Hospital Pediatrics looks at the rates and types of miscommunications between parents and providers, an issue that has implications for patient outcomes and safety, as well as reimbursement and malpractice risk.    

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