The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services.
ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking and interactions with leading health care organizations and government agencies.
The APSF has provided leadership in the reduction of harm to patients in all healthcare environments since 1988. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, the APSF works with Commonwealth and State governments, researchers, professional organizations, Colleges, healthcare professionals and consumers at the national and international level to improve outcomes for patients.
CAPSAC wants to change the current culture of blame and punishment to one of trust and accountability by promoting the principles of a “fair and just culture” medical event reporting system. A “fair and just culture” in health care organizations is characterized by everyone throughout the organization being aware that medical errors are inevitable, but by reporting all errors and unintended events – even when the events may not cause patient injury – they can make the system safer.
The Center is responsible for regulatory oversight of health facilities, health professionals, and clinical and public health laboratories to secure safe, effective, and quality health care for all Californians. Through the Center’s Licensing and Certification (LNC) program and Laboratory Field Services (LFS) Program the Center for Health Care Quality plays a critical role in the protection of patient safety.
The Nursing and Physician Leadership Congress is designed to help clinical leaders become catalysts for leading change. It provides nurse and physician executives an opportunity to share practical experience and brainstorm to develop interdisciplinary solutions to the healthcare industry’s most pressing problems. The focus on practical experience over policy and theory, along with ample opportunity to network with other senior clinical executives, distinguishes the Nurse and Physician Leadership Congress from other forums.
The Danish Society for Patient Safety (DSFP) was established December 2001 and is a non-profit organization. The aim of the Society is to ensure that patient safety aspects are a part of all decisions made in Danish health care. In 2001 a Danish pilot study showed that 9 percent of all patients admitted to a Danish hospital are harmed as a consequence of an adverse event. This fact was the main reason for the establishment of the Society.
The European Network for Patient Safety (EUNetPaS) was officially launched February 28-29 2008 in Utrecht, Netherlands. The project, aims to establish an umbrella network of all 27 EU Member States and EU stakeholders to encourage and enhance collaboration in the field of Patient Safety.
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality created the Health Care Innovations Exchange to speed the implementation of new and better ways of delivering health care. The Innovations Exchange supports the Agency’s mission to improve the quality of health care and reduce disparities.
The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK. We want the UK to have a healthcare system of the highest possible quality – safe, effective, person-centered, timely, efficient and equitable.
The NCPS was established in 1999 to develop and nurture a culture of safety throughout the Veterans Health Administration. Our goal is the nationwide reduction and prevention of inadvertent harm to patients as a result of their care. Patient safety managers at 153 VA hospitals and patient safety officers at 21 VA regional headquarters participate in the program.
Incorporated in October 1982, the NCPIE coalition, through the strength and commitment of its diverse membership, continues to play a leadership role in stimulating and improving communication of information on safe and appropriate medicine use to consumers and healthcare professionals.
The National Patient Safety Foundation has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997—to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does.
In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regards to patient safety.
Partnership for Patient Safety is a patient-centered initiative to advance the reliability of healthcare systems worldwide. p4ps® initiates focused partnerships and joint ventures with organizations and individuals that share our core values and objectives of achieving a healthcare system that is authentically patient-centered and systems based.