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Patient Safety Institute
Provides real-time, secure, patient-centric clinical information in five areas critical for delivering quality care: diagnoses, laboratory results, medications, allergies and immunizations.
Center on Patient Safety
Supports professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals and health systems and promotes issues related to medication use and public health. Includes research, links, and informative brochures.
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."
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.
p4ps-Partnership for Patient Safety
A patient-centered intitiative 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.
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).
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.
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.
JCAHO Facts About Patient Safety
Improves safety and quality of care for patients and residents in health care organizations through accreditation and performance improvement.
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.
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.
Making Health Care Safer
Analyzes controlled observational studies, clinical trials, and peer-reviewed medical literature on practices relevant to improving patient safety. Focuses on prevention of errors and adverse events.
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.
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.
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.
Virginians Improving Patient Care and Safety: Advancing Patient Safety in Virginia
VIPC&S supports systematic efforts to continuously improve quality of care and patient safety.
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.
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 sytems improve clinical effectiveness and operational performance.
ARCHI - Document - Improving Patient Safety Discussion Group
Provides a forum for health professionals to discuss issues pertaining to patient safety and quality in health care.
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.
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.
Web-based patient safety resource and journal that showcases patient safety lessons drwan 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.
ISMP Nurse Advise-ERR
Provides updates on medication safety issues to alert nurses to hazards, identify systems problems, and improve patient safety; written and edited by nurses.
QSHC Online
A monthly journal presenting peer-reviewed ideas, solutions and practices in the field of patient safety and quality improvement.
Institute for Self-Directed Care
Promotes clinical research, consumer education and advocacy for self-directed, patient-centered health care; site includes consulting services and links to relevant resources.
Provides information to educate patients and consumers on the health care process, including links to research and support resources.
Offers alternative medical identification items; products include a variety of character, sports-related and other pendants with the medical information on the back.
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.

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