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 understandable way.
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 improvement.
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.