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

AHRQ Toolkit to Improve Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers
The Toolkit to Improve Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and partnering organizations, includes learning from a four-year project with 665 ambulatory surgery centers across the US. Project participants used the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program in an effort to reduce healthcare-associated infections and other surgical complications.

Profiles in Improvement: Dr. Tejal Gandhi, IHI Chief Clinical and Safety Officer
Read an interview with IHI’s newest safety expert and senior leader, Dr. Tejal Gandhi. She discusses the recent merger of IHI and the National Patient Safety Foundation, where she served as President and CEO, and the opportunities that lay ahead for our newly merged organization.

How Much Should Hospital Trustees Know about Patient Safety?
A recent study published in Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, co-authored by IHI's Patricia McGaffigan, looks at the role hospital trustees can play in improving quality and safety. This piece in HealthLeaders Media reflects on the study’s findings and recommendations.

The Global Epidemic of Unneeded Cesarean Sections
In this blog post, IHI’s Dr. Pierre Barker writes, “Ask anyone, as I have, in a range of health care and academic settings: why are cesarean section (C-section) rates so high in middle- and high-income countries? You’re likely to hear that ‘women demand it.’ It turns out that this is absolutely not the case.” He also describes IHI’s work in Brazil that is reversing the high C-section rate.

 

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