Patient safety a matter of design

An international group of health care systems has begun a year-long project to gather and share data on how to design systems to improve patient safety.

Leading Health Systems Network (LHSN), a partnership between Qatar’s World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) and Imperial College London, launched the Safer Care Accelerator in March to share best practices and expedite improvement in patient safety. The network is a group of 16 health systems from around the world, including Vancouver Coastal Health and Quebec’s Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS), that share data and benchmark their performance against one another. Read more in CMAJ.