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

Did a QI Campaign Accelerate Implementation of Practices to Reduce SSIs?
In 2011, IHI’s Project JOINTS engaged a network of state-based organizations and professionals in a six-month campaign designed to increase the use of evidence-based practices to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) after joint replacement. A recent Implementation Science article found that hospitals participating in the QI campaign had higher adherence to the evidence-based practices. Read about Project JOINTS interventions in the IHI How-to Guide: Prevent SSI for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.

AHRQ Toolkit to Improve Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers
The Toolkit to Improve Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and partnering organizations, includes learning from a four-year project with 665 ambulatory surgery centers across the US. Project participants used the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program in an effort to reduce healthcare-associated infections and other surgical complications.

Profiles in Improvement: Dr. Tejal Gandhi, IHI Chief Clinical and Safety Officer
Read an interview with IHI’s newest safety expert and senior leader, Dr. Tejal Gandhi. She discusses the recent merger of IHI and the National Patient Safety Foundation, where she served as President and CEO, and the opportunities that lay ahead for our newly merged organization.

How Much Should Hospital Trustees Know about Patient Safety?
A recent study published in Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, co-authored by IHI's Patricia McGaffigan, looks at the role hospital trustees can play in improving quality and safety. This piece in HealthLeaders Media reflects on the study’s findings and recommendations.   


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