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.
In the Spotlight
Mindfulness and Patient Safety
Listen to a recent WIHI audio program that explores how practicing mindfulness can be restorative in the middle of a hectic day, create mental space to be more tuned into patients, and reduce the likelihood of medical errors. The IHI Open School offers an
online course on mindfulness in health care
, which addresses the link between mindfulness and both patient safety and workforce burnout prevention.Nurse Leaders Are Essential for Patient Safety
Nurse leaders are essential to ensuring safe, high-quality, and person- and family-centered care. IHI’s Patricia McGaffigan shares tips for nurses interested in pursuing leadership roles in health care.
What Can Patients Tell Us about the Quality and Safety of Hospital Care?
A BMJ Quality & Safety
article explores whether patient feedback could support health services to measure and improve the quality and safety of care. The authors conclude that “patients provide a unique perspective about hospital safety, which differs from and adds to current definitions of patient safety incidents.”National Steering Committee for Patient Safety
Seeking renewed energy and focus for the US patient safety agenda, IHI convened representatives from the health care, policy, regulatory, and advocacy communities to begin work on a national strategy for reducing medical harm. The National Steering Committee for Patient Safety is charged with developing a roadmap to accelerate progress across all systems and settings.