From IHI: Are we measuring what matters most to keep our patients safe from harm? Or is too much of our attention determined by the hope of incentives and fear of penalties? Fifteen years after the Institute of Medicine brought public attention to the issue of medical errors and adverse events, the National Patient Safety Foundation (which has since merged with IHI) convened an expert panel to assess the state of the patient safety field and set the stage for the next 15 years of work. The result was a report a report titled Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after To Err Is Human. One of its key recommendations is to “create a common set of safety metrics that reflect meaningful outcomes.” The Lucian Leape Institute (now part of IHI) plans to convene a new expert panel to focus on this recommendation.