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Industry Resources

The resources listed on this page represent organizations, like CRICO, who are committed to forwarding patient safety initiatives and with which we have established some level of professional engagement or sponsorship. We encourage suggestions of additional resources which will be considered on an individual basis. We also ask those who are listed to include CRICO in your own patient safety resource listing.

AHRQ

The AHRQ Innovations Exchange helps you solve problems, improve health care quality, and reduce disparities.

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The nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women.

 

Supports quality emergency care and promotes the interest of emergency physicians and our patients.

 

ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. 

Providing leadership, professional development, advocacy, and research to advance nursing practice and patient care. AONE promotes nursing leadership excellence and shapes public policy for health care nationwide. 

 

Dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment. 

 

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Promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking and interactions with leading healthcare organizations and government agencies.

 

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The Betsy Lehman Center fosters a statewide program of research, data analysis, and programming that engages and supports health care agencies, providers, and consumers working together to improve patient safety in care settings across the Commonwealth. Its monthly report on patient safety news and progress in Massachusetts, Patient Safety Beat, provides local clinicians with key safety information.

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The goal of EngagingPatients.org is to advance patient engagement by bringing together the latest news, best practices, on-topic content and thoughtful discussion between patients, their advocates and providers.

 

HIF

A non-profit association whose members are insurance companies, group self-insurance pools, trust programs, and physician companies that specialize in health care professional liability and general liability insurance for hospitals, physicians, and other health-care providers.

 

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An independent not-for-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide. IHI provides an extensive list of health care and improvement-related websites.

 

Independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

 

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The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors is a public-private partnership whose mission is to improve patient safety and eliminate medical errors in Massachusetts.

 

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An organization of healthcare risk management, legal, insurance and claims professionals dedicated to advancing healthcare safety, quality and loss prevention by advancing professional practice.

 

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“Support Healing and Restore Hope” to patients, families, and clinicians who have been affected by an adverse medical event. 

 

 

National Patient Safety Foundation: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) began working together as one organization in May 2017. The entity is committed to using its combined knowledge and resources to focus and energize the patient safety agenda in order to build systems of safety across the continuum of care.

 

PIAA

PIAA is the insurance trade association representing domestic and international medical professional liability (MPL) insurance companies, risk retention groups, captives, trusts, and other entities who support the quality delivery of healthcare and practice of medicine.

 

The Schwartz Center

A national nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the patient-caregiver relationship and preserving the human connection in healthcare.

 

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We envision a world where diagnosis is accurate, timely, and efficient. The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine will strive to unite everyone and every organization that shares this vision so that we can focus on how to improve the diagnostic process.

 

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Aims to coordinate, disseminate and accelerate improvements in patient safety worldwide. It also provides a vehicle for international collaboration and action between WHO Member States, WHO’s Secretariat, technical experts, and consumers, as well as professionals and industry groups. Each year, WHO Patient Safety delivers a number of programs covering systemic and technical aspects to improve patient safety around the world.