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
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
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.