The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is an independent, nonprofit corporation that leads healthcare initiatives aimed at improving the safety, outcomes, and care experiences of all patients, residents and consumers across the five-county greater Philadelphia region. HCIF supports the vision that, through an engaged, collaborative community, the region benefits from a high-performing healthcare delivery system that demonstrates enhanced measures of safety, quality, and effectiveness. HCIF’s approach engages multi-stakeholder resources to implement solutions that no market participant could achieve individually. Since its inception, HCIF has been recognized as an outstanding example of how advances in quality care can be achieved through large-scale regional collaboration.
HCIF was founded in 1980 as an affiliate of the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council but has operated since 2003 as an independent 501(c)(3) organization. HCIF maintains a strong alignment with the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council; the ECRI Institute; Independence Blue Cross; the Institute for Safe Medication Practices; the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania; the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance; and other stakeholders in the promotion of quality and patient safety.
HCIF is supported in its mission by contributions from health care providers, the business community, and various foundations.