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

Maternal Safety Improvement
This AHRQ PSNet “Annual Perspective 2018” piece surveys the field of improvement work related to maternal safety and makes recommendations for areas of focus and attention as we move into 2019.

Reducing Readmissions, Improving Equity
This IHI Blog post summarizes a recent WIHI audio program, during which experts spoke about what they have learned about driving down readmission rates in pursuit of greater health equity. You might also be interested in the IHI White Paper, Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations.

Improving Electronic Health Record Usability and Safety Requires Transparency
The ability to address EHR usability is hampered by restrictions on the open sharing of information regarding specific usability issues and safety challenges. A JAMA Viewpoint puts forth three main criteria for consideration as the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology defines the blocking of usability and safety information under the 21st Century Cures Act.

Frustrated with Your EHR? Don’t Blame Your Vendor — Safety Is a Shared Responsibility
This NEJM Catalyst article suggests steps health care professionals and vendors can take together to share responsibility for safer electronic health record-enabled patient care.

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