Patient Safety

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In the Spotlight

Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety
This new report from IHI and the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety provides a set of actionable and effective recommendations to make significant advances toward safer care and reduced harm across the continuum of care. The accompanying Self-Assessment Tool and Implementation Resource Guide provide additional guidance.

New Patient-Reported Outcomes Toolkit
A toolkit funded by AHRQ’s Digital Healthcare Research Program helps health care systems integrate electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) into care delivery. The toolkit provides evidence-based guidelines and strategies for the use of PROs that are collected electronically. 

Driving the Urgent Need to Improve Nursing Home Care
Nursing home residents and staff have been disproportianately impacted by COVID-19. In this recent blog post, IHI's Jennifer Lenoci-Edwards discusses learnings from a program designed to bring nursing home staff and expert together for 20-minute huddles (initially daily, and now twice-per-week) to hear about best practices for resident and staff safety.

Health Care Delivery and Pharmacists During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This recent post on the PSNet Perspectives on Safety blog discusses some of the medication safety issues that have been introduced or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and outlines resources and solutions.

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