CHPSO and the CHPSO website both provide vital information and
guidance in the world of patient safety. We’re also constantly on
the lookout for other organizations, tools and resources that
help in the effort to eliminate preventable harm.
ConsumerSafety.org strives to make information about recalls and
safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and
consumer products accessible to everyone in a transparent, easily
Every patient needs a family member or friend to be their second
pair of ears and eyes to help navigate the medical world. And
every one of these patient advocates needs to know what to expect
to safeguard their patient.
Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS) is a consumer-led
nonprofit organization formed to be a collective voice for
individuals, families and healers who wish to prevent harm in
healthcare encounters through partnership and collaboration.
Delivering the right care at the right time in the right setting
is the core mission of hospitals across the country. The AHA is
committed to helping members improve the quality of care they
deliver every day. We do so by providing information and
assistance on how to improve care and by working with federal
lawmakers, regulators and research agencies to create a policy
environment on which quality and safety can thrive.
The AACE Patient Safety Exchange is a website with the mission of
improving the quality and safety of the medical care for patients
with diabetes and other metabolic and endocrine disorders. As the
practice of medicine becomes more complex, the potential for
medical errors injurious to patients increases. Our goal is to
eliminate these errors.
The University of Washington’s Center for Health Sciences
Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice is dedicated
to creating an atmosphere of openness and commitment to
furthering collaboration between the different health care
professions. The Center’s core faculty and staff are
multidisciplinary health sciences faculty and clinicians from
Dentistry, MEDEX, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy who are
passionate about advancing interprofessional communication to
improve patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare.
The Center for Patient Partnerships’ mission is to engender
effective partnerships among people seeking health care, people
providing health care, and people making policies that guide the
health care system.
AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet) is a national web-based
resource featuring the latest news and essential resources on
patient safety. The site offers weekly updates of patient safety
literature, news, tools, and meetings (“What’s New”), and a vast
set of carefully annotated links to important research and other
information on patient safety (“The Collection”). Supported by a
robust patient safety taxonomy and web architecture, AHRQ PSNet
provides powerful searching and browsing capability, as well as
the ability for diverse users to customize the site around their
interests (My PSNet).
The PSP eBulletin provides readers with a quick snapshot of PSP
program updates, patient safety news, tips you can use, success
stories and upcoming educational activities to ensure the entire
patient safety community remains informed and engaged.
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 Adverse Health Events Reporting Law, passed during the 2003
legislative session and modified again in 2004, provides health
care consumers with information on how well hospitals, community
behavioral health hospitals, and outpatient surgical centers are
doing at preventing adverse events. The law requires that these
facilities disclose when any of 28 serious reportable events
occur and requires MDH to publish annual reports of the events by
facility, along with an analysis of the events, the corrections
implemented by facilities and any recommendations for
Since our beginning in 1979 as a Medicare peer review
organization mandated by federal law and acting in only a portion
of Arizona, we have burgeoned to our present status and now serve
over 20 percent of the Medicare population nationwide as a
quality improvement organization (QIO). HSAG has also become
involved with Medicaid programs in more than a dozen states where
we work to assure the quality, access, timeliness, and
appropriateness of care for approximately 45 percent of the
nation’s Medicaid recipients.
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
was created in 1978 to provide the State with an enhanced
understanding of the structure and function of its healthcare
delivery systems. Since that time, OSHPD’s role has expanded to
include direct delivery of various services designed to promote
healthcare accessibility within California. OSHPD is the leader
in collecting data and disseminating information about
California’s healthcare infrastructure, promoting an equitably
distributed healthcare workforce, and publishing valuable
information about healthcare outcomes.