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

Recommendations for PPE Conservation: Restrict, Reduce, Re-Use
Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves, and isolation gowns are vital to minimize the risk of exposure to the virus for the safety of the health care workforce and patients. Learn about strategies to conserve the supply of PPE.

Reducing the Flood of Excessive Measurement
This IHI Blog post lists the critical principles for the global measurement of patient safety identified in a convening of more than 40 thought leaders and suggests a two-question inventory as a first step toward a more meaningful system of measurement.

Zero Harm in Health Care
This recent NEJM Catalyst article authored by IHI President and CEO, Derek Feeley, and IHI Senior Fellow, Tejal Gandhi, describes a comprehensive systems-focused approach to patient safety to achieve the goal of zero harm for patients, families, and the health care workforce.

The Benefits of Storytelling in Reducing Serious Safety Events
A Relias Media article describes how Connecticut's Hartford HealthCare uses case-based learning as one component of a systems approach to improving patient safety.

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