Patient Safety

​​​​​​Our goal: To advance a total systems approach to safety around the world. Together with like-minded health care leaders, organizations, practitioners, and patients, IHI drives innovative thinking and bold leaps forward that none of us could achieve on our own. More >>


In the Spotlight

As Home Care Expands, Let’s Make It Safer for Everyone
In this recent Health Affairs article, IHI staff and faculty weigh in on ensuring patient safety in home care.

4 Reasons Your Health System Needs a QI-Savvy Board
In a blog post, IHI President Emeritus and Senior Fellow Don Berwick discusses the role of boards in improving quality and safety for patients.

Behind the Headlines about Maternal Mortality
Americans are 50 percent more likely to die in childbirth than their own mothers were. Dr. Neel Shah talks about what is contributing to this alarming trend and opportunities to make maternal outcomes in the US safer and more equitable. Shah is an advisor for the Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network, a free program that begins on May 22.

AHRQ App for Patient and Caregiver Engagement
A new, freely available app from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) helps patients prepare for an office visit and puts that information at their fingertips, as part of an email or calendar appointment.

         

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