Patient Safety at IHI National Forum


December 10-13, 2017
Orlando, FL

Patient Safety is a featured topic at the 2017 National Forum, with topic-related sessions offered in a special track.

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

The Nature of Blame in Patient Safety Incident Reports
In this recent Annals of Family Medicine article, IHI Senior Scientist Gareth Parry and his co-authors explore the nature of blame in family practice safety incident reports and how blame impacts safety culture in an organization.

New Survey Looks at Patient Experiences with Medical Error
Results of a new survey show one in five US patients have experienced a medical error. The survey, conducted by IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute with NORC at the University of Chicago, also shows patients seeing themselves playing a greater role in reporting events and making care safer.

Does Your Team Use SBAR Communication?
SBAR — which stands for Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation — is a communication framework health professionals use to efficiently and concisely convey crucial information. For years, it’s been among the most popular content on IHI’s website. While initially developed as a patient safety tool, SBAR may be used for both clinical and non-clinical communications.

When Health Care Providers Fail One of Their Own
In a New England Journal of Medicine article, Dr. Rana Awdish, a critical care physician, describes how her own near-death experience changed how she thinks about medicine. In this blog post, she discusses the power of storytelling and how empathy may prevent burnout. Dr. Awdish is a keynote speaker at the IHI National Forum on December 10-13 in Orlando.
 

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