Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality is a division of
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and provides public information
on research and health care.
Hospital Compare is a tool for patients to compare quality
measures at hospitals. It is based on the website of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than
15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint
Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol
of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain
The National Quality Forum is a public/private partnership
created to develop and implement a national strategy for health care quality
measurement and reporting.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement, based in Cambridge, MA
works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, bring about
bright concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put
those ideas into action.
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.
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners provides reliable
information to help physicians improve the quality of care they provide their
patients and help consumers take an active role in making informed decisions
about their health care.
Masspro is one of the leading performance improvement
organizations in the United States, dedicated to advancing health care quality.
It was founded by the Massachusetts Medical Society, which publishes the New
England Journal of Medicine.
Partnership for HealthCare Excellence provides
easy-to-understand fact sheets and information for and about patients as active
partners in their own health care, as well as helping to ensure quality and
safety in the health system.
Patients First, MA is the Massachusetts Hospital
Association's website on patient quality and safety.