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

A Tale of Two Organizations: Which Patient Safety Response Is More Like Yours?
This case study, excerpted from Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success, presents two different reactions to the same adverse event. Compare the reactions and determine what your organization can do to approach safety events for maximum learning and sustained improvements in patient safety.

Making the Business Case for Safety
A new resource toolkit from the IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Coalition, Optimizing a Business Case for Safe Health Care: An Integrated Approach to Safety and Finance, offers guidelines and tools to use in assessing organizational readiness for a safety initiative, gathering data, drafting a business case, and delivering a compelling presentation to decision makers.

Patient Safety’s Missed Opportunities
In this recent blog post, IHI President and CEO Derek Feeley discusses the IHI and National Patient Safety Foundation merger and the course we will chart together for improved safety.

Did a QI Campaign Accelerate Implementation of Practices to Reduce SSIs?
In 2011, IHI’s Project JOINTS engaged a network of state-based organizations and professionals in a six-month campaign designed to increase the use of evidence-based practices to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) after joint replacement. A recent Implementation Science article found that hospitals participating in the QI campaign had higher adherence to the evidence-based practices. Read about Project JOINTS interventions in the IHI How-to Guide: Prevent SSI for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.


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