Current News

Malpractice Insurer CRICO notes Importance of I-PASS

Apr 24, 2017: "An article in today’s New York Time’s suggests that malpractice reform may be best served by an investment in patient safety. At CRICO, we have been following just this model for decades [...]

I-PASS Study Group Awarded Prestigious John M. Eisenberg Award

Apr 4, 2017: The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) announced the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences [...]

Dec 05, 2016: I-PASS™ Patient Safety Institute, Inc. Announces Preferred Share Offering BusinessWire

May 26, 2016: Who Believes That Medical Error Is the Third Leading Cause of Hospital Deaths? British Medical Journal

May 19, 2016How to Make Hospitals Less Deadly The Wall Street Journal

February 1, 2016: Communication failures linked to 1,744 deaths in five years, US Malpractice study finds The Boston Globe


PHM Safety and Quality, Award Recipient (2015)

  • Top Articles” in Medical Education (#1 and #2) at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Conference (2014)
  • HBS-HMS Health Acceleration Cox Award Recipient (2014)
  • Community / Patient Empowerment Award, Boston Children’s Hospital Taking on Tomorrow Conference (2013)
  • Accreditation Canada Leading Practices, Award Recipient (2013)
  • AAMC Readiness For Reform (R4R) Health Care Innovation Challenge – Honorable Mention (2012)
  • Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Pediatric Education – Award Recipient (2011)


The I-PASS signout format is now widely used in graduate medical education and is considered the gold standard for effective signout communication between physicians.

PSNet, Patient Safety Network, July 2016

Four Ideas That Could Transform Healthcare Delivery “The I-PASS Handoff Process has been associated with a 30% reduction in injuries due to medical errors in nine hospitals. Medical professionals transmit vital information at every change of shift and whenever a patient changes locations.”

Harvard Business Review, October 2015

Avoiding Medical Errors in the Hospital “The risk for medical errors increases during handoffs. If you’re privy to the handoff discussion between doctors or teams, you can confirm your care instructions or next management steps and address any omissions about your health, such as drug allergies or a special diet.”

Healthafter50, August 2016