​Person-Centered Care is a featured track at the 2019 IHI National Forum​.

Person- and Family-Centered Care

​Our goal: Usher in a new era of partnerships between clinicians and individuals where the values, needs, and preferences of the individual are honored; the best evidence is applied; and the shared goal is optimal functional health and quality of life. More >>

In the Spotlight

Careful and Kind Care Requires Unhurried Conversations
The authors of a NEJM Catalyst article discuss the importance of unhurried conversations between patients and providers to achieve high-quality, safe, effective care. The article includes a preliminary model of the determinants and consequences of unhurried conversations developed by the Mayo Foundation.

Lessons from #MeToo for Health and Health Care Improvement
Tarana Burke is the leader of an international movement to support the survivors of sexual assault and harassment has lessons to share about preventing harm and improving health and health care. She is a keynote speaker at the IHI National Forum, December 8-11 in Orlando, Florida.

Improving Women's Health: Better Support Through Pregnancy and Beyond
The authors of this article published by The Commonwealth Fund examine efforts to improve women's health by wrapping more supportive services around women who are at heightened risk due to their social or medical needs, and by stepping up support for months or even years after childbirth.

Putting Always Events at the Center of Patient-Centered Care
The Always Events® approach to co-design compels health care providers to hear directly from patients and families about the aspects of the care experience that are so important they must be performed consistently for every individual, every time. An IHI blog post describes how Always Events has spread to 135 organizations throughout NHS England.

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