​​IHI Patient Safety Congress

May 15–17, 2019
Houston, TX​

The IHI Patient Safety Congress is the must-attend event for those who shape ​​safer care for patients.

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

Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use by Implementing Deprescribing Guidelines
A set of deprescribing guidelines developed by a group in Ottawa, Canada, has proven especially effective with those in long-term care settings.

Preventing Harm in Outpatient Care
Much of the harm that occurs in outpatient settings is preventable. In a blog post, IHI Chief Clinical and Safety Officer Dr. Tejal Gandhi discusses how we might tackle these issues and why it’s important to understand the many ways in which outpatient care differs from hospital care.

Preventing Harm: Nurse-Led Efforts to Improve Safety
This two-part series in American Nursing Today looks at key ways that nurses contribute to improved patient safety. IHI Vice President Patricia McGaffigan is quoted.

How to Conquer Fears of Failure (Modes and Effects Analysis)
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a useful tool for predicting what might go wrong before an adverse event occurs. IHI Vice President Frank Federico provides tips for avoiding common pitfalls to get the most out of FMEA.

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