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

Charting Physician Burnout in 2019
Physician burnout can lead to medical errors and ultimately reduced access to care as providers leave the industry. This Advisory Board report provides suggestions for improving physician experience and reducing burnout. Learn how to turn burnout into engagement at IHI’s Finding and Creating Joy in Work virtual program that begins March 5.

How Pharmacists Can Help Ensure That Patients Take Their Medicines
A Harvard Business Review article describes promising results stemming from a program that leveraged pharmacists’ clinical expertise to identify the root causes of patient non-adherence to medication and then employed hyper-personalized solutions.

“She Got Her Fighting Spirit Back”: The Power of Patient Safety Bundles
In this IHI Blog post, colleagues at the Danish Society for Patient Safety share a story of how improved care using pressure ulcer and medication safety bundles extended one patient’s days and the quality of her life.

As Health Care Evolves, Is Your Board Keeping Up?
In a recent IHI Blog post, Dr. Tejal Gandhi describes new IHI resources for board member engagement in critical issues of quality and safety, including a new framework that identifies core processes and the Governance of Quality Assessment online tool to evaluate quality oversight processes.    


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