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 Impact of QI on Surgical Safety
In this blog post, Kate DeBartolo, IHI National Field Manager, and Gareth Parry, PhD, IHI Senior Scientist, briefly describe a newly published article that reports on findings about factors that affect the adoption of evidence-based practices to reduce surgical site infections after orthopedic surgery.

Conversations with Experts: Carol Haraden, PhD, IHI Vice President
In this new blog post, IHI patient safety expert Carol Haraden answers questions about how she got interested in quality improvement, how she maintains her energy for the work, and what resources have been most helpful to her success.

The Importance of Leadership: New Hospital Accreditation Chapter on Patient Safety
A new IHI blog post by Frank Federico, IHI Executive Director, talks about the importance of leadership and standards in the Joint Commission's new hospital accreditation chapter on patient safety.

Does What a Pill Looks Like Affect Medication Adherence?
This Wall Street Journal article describes the FDA’s plan to survey about 3,000 pharmacists and consumers to better understand what factors contribute to patient adherence for medications, including the appearance of those medications.

Upcoming Educational Programs

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

Improving Patient Safety with Health Technology
Begins January 21 | An IHI Expedition

IHI Learning Excursion: Houston
March 4-6 | Houston, TX

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