Patient Safety at IHI National Forum

December 9-12, 2018
Orlando, FL

Patient Safety is a featured topic track at the 2018 IHI National Forum.

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

Advancing the Safety of Care in the Home
A new IHI report, developed with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, identifies five guiding principles for advancing safety in home care and provides related recommendations, strategies, and tools.

Cultivating “Systemness” to Create Personalized, High-Reliability Health Care
In this NEJM Catalyst interview, Tina Freese Decker, Executive Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer at Spectrum Health, describes how her organization is pursuing “systemness" as a cornerstone in their work to become a high reliability organization.

We Will Not Compete on Safety: Hospitals Work Together to Reduce Harm
The Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) Network, an initiative launched in 2012 with the aim of working across hospitals in the US and Canada to reduce patient and employee harm, has shown promising results. An article published in Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety notes, “SPS estimates that more than 9,000 children have been spared harm since 2012, with $148.5 million in health care spending avoided.”

Senior Staff Safety Rounds: Ensuring Safety Is the Top Priority
When Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut instituted Senior Staff Safety Rounds, they found the practice of regular “direct, face-to-face feedback to senior administration... resulted in real-time improvements that have positively impacted safety and consequent improvement in scores measuring safety across all areas.”

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