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

Aggregate Analysis of Medication Incidents in Home Care
An aggregate analysis of medication incidents in home care by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada), recently published in the ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin, categorized incidents into three main themes: medication transition failure, complex communications, and medication handling error. The article presents an illustrative example in each category. 
The Future of Health Care Safety
IHI President and CEO, Maureen Bisognano, and other patient safety experts weigh in on the future of patient safety and what they expect the landscape will look like five years from now in this recent article from Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

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.

Upcoming Educational Programs

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

Making Mental Health Care Safer in the Hospital Setting
Begins December 2 | An IHI Expedition

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

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