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

Conversations with Experts: Carol Haraden, PhD, IHI Vice President
In this new blog post, IHI patient safety expert Carol Haraden answers questions about how she got interested in quality improvement, how she maintains her energy for the work, and what resources have been most helpful to her success.

The Importance of Leadership: New Hospital Accreditation Chapter on Patient Safety
A new IHI blog post by Frank Federico, IHI Executive Director, talks about the importance of leadership and standards in the Joint Commission's new hospital accreditation chapter on patient safety.

Does What a Pill Looks Like Affect Medication Adherence?
This Wall Street Journal article describes the FDA’s plan to survey about 3,000 pharmacists and consumers to better understand what factors contribute to patient adherence for medications, including the appearance of those medications.

New Resource to Help Leaders Create an Integrated Safety Approach
The Joint Commission has provided new guidance to health care executives on achieving an integrated approach to patient safety, as discussed in this Modern Healthcare blog post. IHI Executive Director and patient safety expert, Frank Federico, is quoted. 

Upcoming Educational Programs

Making Mental Health Care Safer in the Hospital Setting
Begins December 2 | An IHI Expedition

26th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
December 7-10 | Orlando, FL

Improving Patient Safety with Health Technology
Begins January 21 | An IHI Expedition

IHI Learning Excursion: Houston
March 4-6 | Houston, TX

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