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  • The Delaware Valley Healthcare Council is a membership organization representing more than 100 healthcare organizations in the Delaware Valley region.  Its mission is to assist member organizations to improve the health status of their communities and to exercise leadership in the appropriate restructuring of the regional healthcare delivery system through advocacy, information, and education in the public interest.

  • ECRI Institute is a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to uncover the best approaches to improving patient care. As pioneers in this science for 40 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. ECRI Institute delivers research, information, and guidance to enable healthcare organizations to improve patient care in a variety of ways, including customized consulting and collaboration, membership services, publications, collecting and analyzing patient safety data, and investigations. ECRI Institute is designated a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization (WHO) and an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

  • Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) is a membership organization open to employers located in the Greater Philadelphia region, including those headquartered elsewhere but maintaining a significant employed population in the region. The GPBCH mission is to help members to work with health plans, health care providers and other system stakeholders to improve the value of health benefit spending for members by improving health care quality and safety and reducing health care costs. HCIF is currently an affiliate member of GPBCH and collaborates with the coalition on several regional initiatives..

  • Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI), a consulting group based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, provides organizations with a method for improving safety culture to achieve and sustain reduction in events of harm to patients and employees. The HPI approach and methods are based on the knowledge, learning, and best practices of high-reliability organizations such as nuclear power, aviation, and manufacturing. To-date, HPI consultants have led comprehensive safety culture implementations in over 100 hospitals.

  • Independence and its affiliates provide coverage nationwide to nearly 3.4 million people. For 70 years, Independence has offered high-quality health care coverage tailored to meet the changing needs of members, employers, and health care professionals. Independence’s HMO and PPO health care plans have consistently received the highest ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

  • The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 30 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. The organization is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely, and accurate medication safety information.

  • The Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) is a statewide voluntary collaboration among hospitals, physicians, insurers, associations, and government officials that is committed to making meaningful, timely, relevant, and easily understood information about health care quality accessible to the public and to supporting efforts to maintain and improve quality. Alliance participants include the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP); the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council; the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania; the Pennsylvania Medical Society; the state's four Blue Cross plans (Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Capital BlueCross, Highmark, Inc., Independence Blue Cross); Geisinger Health Plan; Pfizer; and the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders.

  • The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority is an independent state agency established under Act 13 of 2002, the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act.  It is charged with taking steps to reduce and eliminate medical errors by identifying problems and recommending solutions that promote patient safety in hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities, birthing centers and certain abortion facilities.