Australian Patient Safety Foundation - Provides leadership in the reduction of harm to patients in all health care environments and provides incident reporting and monitoring systems. Collects de-identified incident report data for inclusion in an aggregated database that facilitates comparative research.
Patient Safety Center of Inquiry - Supports clinicians in providing safe patient care by designing and testing clinical innovations, technological solutions, and patient safety improvement systems. Research targets the frail elderly and persons with disabilities.
Partnership for Patient Safety - A patient-centered initiative to advance the reliability of healthcare systems worldwide. Includes videos, audio cassettes, and CD-ROM training tools.
VA National Center for Patient Safety - Patient Safety: medical error, medication error, medical equipment failure, root cause analysis, human factors, usability, physician error, pharmacy error, nursing error, iatrogenesis, failure mode analysis
National Patient Safety Foundation - Information, research, and resources on professional, consumer, and systems issues related to patient safety. The online discussion forum is devoted to development of a safer health care system.
The Leapfrog Group - Promotes improvements in the safety of health care by giving consumers data to make more informed hospital choices. Includes hospital survey results, patient safety research, and links to related sites.
Maryland Patient Safety - Supports regional patient safety initiatives by encouraging collaborative efforts, disseminating current knowledge relating to patient safety, and developing a formal structure for activities.
Patient Safety Reporting System - A voluntary, confidential, non-punitive program available to all VA employees for the reporting of events and concerns related to patient safety.
Quality Interagency Coordination (QuIC) Task Force - Ensures that Federal agencies involved in purchasing, providing, studying, or regulating health care services are working in a coordinated manner toward the common goal of improving quality care.
Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety - Promotes patient safety by encouraging collaboration between participants of the Minnesota health care system. Includes organizational assessment tools, information on best practices, and links to related resources.
National Quality Forum - Promotes change through development and implementation of a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting.
Institute For Safe Medication Practices - Provides information about adverse drug events and their prevention to healthcare practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, professional organizations and the pharmaceutical industry. Includes research findings, books and publications, an electronic discussion forum, and links to related sites.
Patient Safety Data Standards - Promotes development of data standards applicable to the collection, coding and classification of patient safety information. The plan will apply to both adverse event data and errors data.
QuIC Report on Patient Safety - Prepared by the Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force (QuIC), proposes strong action on Institute of Medicine recommendations to promote safer health care.
Colorado Patient Safety Coalition - Home page for coalition of healthcare professionals and organizations formed to promote patient safety in Colorado.
APIC Patient Safety Resources - Multi-disciplinary voluntary international organization promoting quality health care through infection control and epidemiology in all health settings. Includes links, tools, archives and information resources.
SAFER California Healthcare - The Strategic Alliance For Error Reduction in California Healthcare (SAFER) promotes and coordinates patient safety research activities, clinical delivery systems, and educational programs. Includes University of California medical centers, state agencies, and organizational partnerships.
IPRO Quality Improvement Organization - Assesses quality of health care for federal and state agencies, providers, managed care organizations, commercial insurers, Fortune 500 companies, business coalitions and unions. Services include utilization review, study design, data analysis, and claim review.
Patient Updates - Provides a free, convenient and reliable way to keep friends and family updated on the condition of a hospitalized loved one.
Patient Safety News and Article Tracker - Updated list of recent patient safety news, journal articles, and conferences.
Global Med-ID System - Provides a medical information system with immediate worldwide compatibility. System utilizes existing Internet/Intranet technology and unique controls providing the foremost level of security.
TalkingQuality.gov - Provides research findings and instructions on effective ways to communicate information about health care quality to consumers and develop health plan report cards.
HospitalWeb - USA - Lists web site addresses of U.S. hospitals; updated regularly.
HospitalWeb - Global (not including USA) - Lists web site addresses of international hospitals; updated regularly.
Premier Inc. - Provides consulting services and information resources to help hospitals and health systems improve clinical effectiveness and operational performance.
SafeStart - Provides safety awareness training that identifies behaviors common in 90% of all patient injuries and medication errors for clinical staff and other health care personnel. Focuses on the human side of safety.
Partnership for Human Research Protection - Provides accreditation to protect the safety and rights of participants in clinical trials and research programs in public and private hospitals, academic medical centers, and other research facilities in the United States and abroad.
AHRQ WebM&M - Web-based patient safety resource and journal that showcases patient safety lessons drawn from actual cases of medical errors; site includes cases of medical errors, expert commentaries, and a users' forum.
Alliance for Human Research Protection - National network to advance responsible and ethical medical research practices and empowers patients with information they need to make informed research choices.
QSHC Online - A monthly journal presenting peer-reviewed ideas, solutions and practices in the field of patient safety and quality improvement.
Voice4Patients.Com - Provides information to educate patients and consumers on the health care process, including links to research and support resources.
HCA Patient Safety - Describes this US hospital chain's medication and patient safety practices, and provides general information about the subject.
RN+ Systems - Offers a variety of wireless monitoring systems to assist healthcare organizations improve patient safety, prevent falls, and reduce reliance upon restraints; site includes training and education resources.
Lifetag - Medical Identification Jewelry - Offers alternatives to traditional medical ID tags; provides a highly-visible medical emblem which can attach to jewelry, keys, cell phones, insulin pumps and driver's licenses.
American Iatrogenic Association - Focuses on the study and reporting of medical errors that lead to disease and death; includes links to related sites and resources.
Patient Safety First - Assists perioperative nurses, managers and practitioners in providing safe patient care. Offers resources related to patient safety in surgical settings, including lists of educational products and resources, articles, and links to national patient safety initiatives.
National Patient Safety Agency - Promotes an open culture in hospitals, encouraging doctors and other staff to report incidents and "near misses," when things almost go wrong. Encourages staff to report incidents without fear of personal reprimand and know that by sharing their experiences others will be able to learn lessons and improve patient safety. The change of emphasis is more about the "how" than the "who."
Rightfield Solutions - Provides multimedia, interactive, informational programs for the healthcare industry; services enhance patient safety, improve clinical care, and reduce risk exposure.
MedSun - The Medical Product Surveillance Network (MedSun) supports FDA post-market surveillance; activities include identification, analysis, and dissemination of information about problems with the use of medical devices.
Human Factors MD - Provides consulting assistance in medical software And devices; services include user interface design, usability testing, and human factors program development.
AHRQ's Patient Safety E-newsletter - Issued periodically to disseminate patient safety news and information; features research findings, new product announcements, and updates on initiatives in the safety and quality field.
Global Care Quest - Products to provide mobile access to patient data and medical references, support diagnosis and treatment decisions and enhance clinical performance.
Simulation Group - Conducts research that will transform medical training from the current apprentice model to real-time computer-based medical simulations; objectives include improving medical education and increasing patient safety.
Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare - Provides broad range of safety and quality information for patients, clinicians, and healthcare administrators; online and in print format.
Plug Lock - Device that safeguards power supply to vital apparatus at the patient's bedside and prevents accidental disconnection.
PatientGuard - Offers downloadable eBook that teaches users how to recognize and prevent medical mistakes; site resources include free newsletter.
Kaiser Permanente Institutional Review Board - Provides overview of FDA regulations defining the Institutional Review Board (IRB); site includes links to relevant literature, research, and resources on the IRB process.
TY Products - Provides information on a rescue device that protects the patient/casualty and also the operator.
Medical Information Card, Inc. - Offers medical identification cards containing patient-specific information to assist rescue personnel.
Cure Research - Provides cure research information for more than 1200 diseases.
KWIC Healthcare - Provide innovative patient safety products, such as barcoding, filing, and blood transfusion systems; services include change management support.
Crossroad Health & Safety Systems - Offers health and safety training programs, customized to meet organizational criteria.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement - Consolidates resources and information to help health care professionals accelerate progress and performance improvement; site includes extensive training and research resources.
Quality, Patient Safety Initiatives Program (QPSI) - Quality of care, professional performance, science of quality improvement, and safety of care educational site for healthcare professionals and patients.
Safety Logic Systems - Strategic risk control and patient safety education for healthcare organizations, state associations, and professional societies that promote a safe patient care environment and culture.
FDA Patient Safety News - Televised series carried on satellite broadcast networks for health care personnel at hospitals and other medical facilities across the country. Features information on new medical devices, FDA safety notifications and product recalls, and ways to protect patients when using medical devices.
Patient Safety: Let's Get Practical - Conference home page for the patient safety / errors in health care conference series presented by the National Patient Safety Foundation, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences, and other medical and health care organizations, government agencies, and corporations.
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. - Improves public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government and private sector clients; helps clients, including federal agencies, state health organizations, clinical trials networks, and research entities, to advance research missions, enhance communications, shape policy, and implement programs in the global battle against HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
UCLA Center for Patient Safety and Quality - Defines and promotes changes necessary to create a "blame free" culture that encourages reporting and learning from mistakes, near misses and mishaps. Provides the link between UCLA Healthcare and the University of California patient safety efforts (SAFER California Healthcare).
Patient Safety Improvement Programs - Provides JCAHO-compliant environment of care safety management and patient safety improvement policies and procedures for health care organizations; resources include online programs and on-site training.
E. K. Borden Consulting - Offers consulting services on safety and benefit/effectiveness of marketed medications; resources include evaluation, investigation and scientific follow-up methodologies.
Healthcare's Dirty Little Secret: Medical Errors and Hospital Acquired Infections - Provides timely information and resources to help people become more knowledgeable about medical errors, hospital acquired infections, other preventable adverse events and the lack of disclosure and accountability in the healthcare system.
Patient Safety Group - Encourages a culture of safety by providing tools that allow health care organizations to communicate, collaborate, improve and share; site includes eCUSP (electronic unit-based patient safety program).
LifeWings Partners LLC - Offers guaranteed improvements in patient safety utilizing aviation-based patient safety training programs.
Center for Advancement of Health - Translates to the public the latest evidence-based research on health, health care, prevention and chronic disease management, with an emphasis on how social, behavioral and economic factors affect illness and well-being.
Healthcare Leadership Council - Serves as a coalition of chief executives from all disciplines within the health care system and forum to jointly develop policies, plans and programs; includes resources on key issues, legislative advocacy, and current news.
Train for Patient Safety - Offers comprehensive health care training for patient safety improvement, medical errors reduction and healthcare quality enhancement; products and services include e-learning solutions, CDs, written materials, onsite training, and access to national conferences and audioconferences.
Aviation Patient Safety - Provides resources to improve patient safety using lessons learned from the commercial airlines; site includes links and information on aviation based crew resource management procedures applied to hospital patient safety.
Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations - ARCHI - Supports the learning process for health professionals involved in clinical service redesign in Australia.
American Society of Medication Safety Officers - Promotes public health by representing the professional interests of pharmacists and medication safety officers practicing in hospitals and other healthcare organizations.
Patient Care Technology Systems - Provides integrated technology solutions and consulting services to improve quality and operating performance of emergency departments.
Making Health Care Safer - Supports health services research that will improve the quality of health care and promote evidence-based decisionmaking.