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

Enhancing Prehospital Emergency Care
In this recent Healthcare Executive article, IHI’s Kedar Mate and David Williams discuss the potential for emergency medical services (EMS) to not only improve patient outcomes, but also increase access to care in the community. 
 
Measuring Hospital-Wide Mortality: Pitfalls and Potential
A new article published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, authored by former IHI Fellows Simon Mackenzie and Rocco Perla, IHI Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Don Goldmann, and IHI Senior Scientist Gareth Parry, explores potential uses for the hospital standardized mortality ratio and similar measures.
 
Sepsis Care Outside of the ICU
More than 400 quality improvement storyboards are displayed each year at IHI’s National Forum. This Forum 2013 storyboard, submitted by Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, describes their impressive work to identify and treat sepsis outside of the ICU. Consider joining us at this year’s National Forum and submit your storyboard (deadline October 1) to share with others.
 
Standardized Handoff Procedures Improve Safety
A recent study shows the use of standardized handoff procedures for transferring patient care can improve safety and reduce “handoff-related care failures.”

 

Upcoming Educational Programs

Engaging Patients and Families in Multidisciplinary Rounds
Begins September 25 | An IHI Expedition

IHI Learning Excursion: Detroit​
October 9-10 | Detroit, MI​

Cracking the Code to Hospital-Wide Patient Flow
October 23-24 | Denver, CO

Graduate Medical Education: Focusing on Quality and Safety in a Clinical Learning Environment
October 24 | Chicago, IL

26th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
December 7-10 | Orlando, FL


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