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 performance standards.
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, bringing 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 helps to ensure quality and safety in the health system.
Patients First, MA is the Massachusetts Hospital Association's website on patient quality and safety.