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

Health Care Delivery and Pharmacists During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This recent post on the PSNet Perspectives on Safety blog discusses some of the medication safety issues that have been introduced or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and outlines resources and solutions.

Social Isolation: The Other COVID-19 Threat in Nursing Homes
Older adults residing in nursing homes during the pandemic are suffering a different type of harm. Ongoing strict social isolation has been shown to increase depression and anxiety and signal worsening dementia and failure to thrive.

One Cause of Maternal Mortality Is More Common Than You May Think
Atrium Health shares lessons learned and actionable steps to prevent hemorrhage-related maternal mortality and morbidity, an issue that disproportiantely impacts Black women.

My Story Tool: Person-Centered Long-Term Care
The My Story tool, created by Maryland's Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, helps long- term care health care providers and staff know the person for whom they are caring and what matters most to them.

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