Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is the federal agency under the US Department of Health and Human Services, which focuses on medical error reduction and quality improvement. AHRQ research provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes, quality, and cost, use, and access.
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that supports research pertaining to to health care system performance. Its major project areas are health care access, quality, and efficiency, especially among vulnerable populations.
Harvard/Commonwealth Health Policy Education Initiative
The Harvard/Commonwealth Health Policy Education Initiative is an interactive educational tool for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians. It presents case studies surrounding quality of care, among other topics.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is a nonprofit organization focusing on health improvement through providing tools and literature for improving health care quality.
Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a private, non-profit operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.
Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations is an independent, nonprofit organization that evaluates and accredits health care organizations and programs in the United States.
The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private organizations that provide health care benefits. Its mission is to help save lives and reduce preventable medical errors through working with employers and providing information to consumers.
National Academy for State Health Policy
The National Academy for State Health Policy is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to state health policy and practice. NASHP has conducted surveys of states on patient safety and quality health care activities.
National Center for Patient Safety
The National Center for Patient Safety is a unified and cohesive patient safety program supported by the Department of Veterans' Affairs Hospitals. NCPS focuses on prevention of medical errors, applying human factor analysis and working with safety research organizations.
National Committee on Quality Assurance
The National Committee on Quality Assurance is the voluntary national accrediting organization for health plans, which provides a systematic evaluation of health plan quality on an annual basis through the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS).
National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation founded by the American Medical Association, conducts education and research on patient safety.
National Quality Forum
The National Quality Forum is a nonprofit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting.
The Picker Institute is a nonprofit entity focused on developing a patient-centered research approach to performance measurement.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is a foundation focused on health and health care in the United States. It concentrates its grantmaking in four health care access and cost areas, including health care quality.