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

AHRQ App for Patient and Caregiver Engagement
A new, freely available app from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) helps patients prepare for an office visit and puts that information at their fingertips, as part of an email or calendar appointment.

Advancing the Safety of Acute Pain Management
In 2018, IHI convened a panel of experts to determine high-leverage recommendations to advance the safety of acute pain management. The resulting report offers specific action steps, templates for conducting organizational assessments, and a case study illustrating how to move forward on this work.

Physician Burnout Rate Drops 10.5 Points after Spike
A HealthLeaders Media article gives an overview of a recent study that found an encouraging trend in reducing physician burnout, although the need to reduce burnout is still great.

Mapping the Gaps in Understandings of Patient Safety
A new report from the Betsy Lehman Center explores messaging and terminology to improve communication around patient safety with those outside safety improvement cycles. Read the report and also listen to a recent WIHI on the topic.

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