Johns Hopkins will use an $8.9 million gift to make intensive care units safer for patients, expanding on the institution's past work to reduce medical mistakes that have long troubled hospitals.
The grant is part of a 10-year, $500 million program — called the Patient Care Program — announced Tuesday by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to eliminate all preventable harm to patients in hospitals.
The program seeks to improve health outcomes by eliminating medical error, better engaging patients in their care, and using technology to better coordinate patient care. The foundation plans to fund several projects in coming years.
"It is a start today, but one that...