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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ offers robust data sources that may be of interest to researchers, clinicians, purchasers, policymakers, or consumers.
AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet)
Latest news and essential resources on patient safety.
AHRQ Web Morbidity & Mortality (WebM&M)
Online journal and forum on patient safety and health care quality. This site features expert analysis of medical errors reported anonymously by our readers, interactive learning modules on patient safety ("Spotlight Cases"), and Perspectives on Safety. CME and CEU credit are available.
American College of Medical Quality (AACMQ)
The mission of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) is to provide leadership and education in healthcare quality management.
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
The AAMC represents all 144 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - Quality of Care Center
CMS reports, quality initiatives, patient assessment instruments, contractors and projects
ECRI Guidelines Trust
Repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for patient care; includes current evidence-based guidance developed by nationally- and internationally-recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies.
FDA - MedWatch
FDA gateway for clinically important safety information and reporting serious problems with human medical products.
Health.gov - Federal Resources for Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
Health care-associated infections (HAIs), adverse drug events, federal resources for health care quality From the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS)
The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America's health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service. From National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
HHS Measures Inventory
Repository of measures in use or in development by the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for quality measurement, improvement, and reporting.
HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
Medication safety tools and resources from the nation's only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use.
Formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
Medicare.gov - Hospital Compare
Information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals. Find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.
National Academy of Medicine
Formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM), NAM is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors.