Patient Safety at IHI National Forum

December 9-12, 2018
Orlando, FL

Patient Safety is a featured topic track at the 2018 IHI National Forum.

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

Reducing Hospital Admissions for Adverse Drug Events Through Coordinated Pharmacist Care
A recent BMJ Quality & Safety editorial discusses a project conducted in Hawaii using community pharmacists to avoid medication-related rehospitalization.

Building a Culture of Transparency in Health Care
A Harvard Business Review article discusses the importance of internal transparency “among all team members, at all levels, on all issues — throughout the health care organization.” Read more about transparency in the IHI Lucian Leape Institute report, Shining a Light: Safer Healthcare Through Transparency.

Reducing Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care Pediatrics Toolkit
This AHRQ toolkit provides a systematic approach to avoid diagnostic error in pediatric practice in three main areas, all of which have high rates of misdiagnosis or delayed follow-up: high blood pressure, depression, and actionable diagnostic tests.

Improving Medication Adherence Through Prescription Cost-Sharing
A recent BMJ Quality and Safety article describes how changes to payment structures impacted initial medication non-adherence (IMNA) in a natural experiment in Catalonia.

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