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  • AHRQ WebM&M
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Colorado Patient Safety Coalition
    Home page for coalition of healthcare professionals and organizations formed to promote patient safety in Colorado.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • JCAHO Facts About Patient Safety
    Improves safety and quality of care for patients and residents in health care organizations through accreditation and performance improvement.
  • 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.
  • Medicharms
    Offers alternative medical identification items; products include a variety of character, sports-related and other pendants with the medical information on the back.
  • 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 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."
  • 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.
  • National Quality Forum
    Promotes change through development and implementation of a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • Patient Updates
    Provides a free, convenient and reliable way to keep friends and family updated on the condition of a hospitalized loved one.
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