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IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Coalition Members

 


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Amgen

 

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing, and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology. Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

 


Medtronic

As a global leader in medical technology, services, and solutions, Medtronic improves the lives and health of millions of people each year. We use our deep clinical, therapeutic, and economic expertise to address the complex challenges faced by healthcare systems today. Let’s take healthcare Further, Together. 

 


Laerdal

 

For more than 50 years, health care providers and educators have trusted Laerdal to offer products, services, and solutions that help improve patient outcomes and survivability. By supporting the advancement of resuscitation science, improving medical education, and strengthening the chain of survival in communities worldwide, we help you save more lives.


Sage Products

Sage Products provides simple interventions that help improve clinical outcomes. Products include Comfort Bath® Cleansing Washcloths, Prevalon® Pressure-Relieving Heel Protector, Prevalon® Turn and Position System, Prevalon® Seated Positioning System, Toothette® Oral Care, Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths, and Sage® 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths.


McKesson

McKesson Corporation, ranked fourteenth on the FORTUNE 500, is a health care services and IT company dedicated to making the business of health care run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.


MERCI

 

MERCI (Medical Error Reduction and Certification, Inc.) provides turn-key patient safety training programs designed specifically to serve hospitals with goals of reducing procedural medical errors and improving patient care. MERCI’s Train-the-Trainer programs have been developed and validated by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine to not only reduce medical errors but to also create a net savings to the hospital.



SonoSite

FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., the world leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, delivers solutions that meet imaging needs of the medical community. With its acquisition of VisualSonics’ ultra high-frequency micro imaging technology, SonoSite continues to influence the future of medical ultrasound in both the clinical and preclinical markets.


BD

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) is a global medical technology company that is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing drug discovery. BD develops, manufactures and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory instruments, antibodies, reagents and diagnostic products through its three segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. It serves health care institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry, and the general public.
 

DuPont Sustainable Solutions

DuPont Sustainable Solutions is one of 10 DuPont businesses. Bringing customers the benefits of an integrated global consulting services and process technology enterprise, it applies DuPont’s real-world experience, history of innovation, problem-solving success, and strong brands to help organizations transform their workplaces and work cultures to become safer, more efficient, and more environmentally sustainable.

 


Quantros

Quantros is a leading provider of software and services to advance healthcare quality and safety performance. Our Software-as a-Service (SaaS)-based applications help thousands of hospitals, retail pharmacies, and some of the nation’s largest health systems to capture actionable intelligence they can use to improve outcomes, reduce risks, and to reinforce their commitments to delivering safer, higher-quality, value-based care.

 

 


Merck

For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world — including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer's disease, and infectious diseases including HIV and Ebola.

 


Baxter

Baxter’s products and therapies are essential building blocks of healthcare, found on nearly every floor, in every department, in almost every hospital worldwide, and in clinics and in the home. Patients and providers rely on Baxter for lifesaving renal and medical products, including intravenous (IV) solutions, systems and administrative sets, IV infusion parenteral nutrition, perioperative care, pharmacy devices and software, acute renal care, and home and in-center dialysis. Our mission to save and sustain lives inspires our work and our commitment to expanding access to care, providing cost-effective healthcare solutions, delivering quality products and advancing innovations for the world.

 


Pacira

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the clinical and commercial development of new products that meet the needs of acute care practitioners and their patients. The company’s flagship product, EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) was commercially launched in the United States in April 2012. EXPAREL and two other products have successfully utilized DepoFoam®, a unique and proprietary product delivery technology that encapsulates drugs without altering their molecular structure, and releases them over a desired period of time.

 


Philips

Philips is a health technology company focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation across the health continuum — from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment, and home care. Applying advanced technologies and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips partners with customers to deliver integrated solutions that enable better outcomes at lower cost.

 


Cerner

Cerner, a leading global health IT company, is continuously building a foundation of intelligent solutions for the health care industry. From the beginning, we have innovated at the intersection of health care and information technology. Today, our technologies connect people and systems at more than 25,000 facilities worldwide, and our wide range of services support the clinical, financial, and operational needs of organizations of every size. Together with our clients, we are creating a future where the health care system works to improve the well-being of individuals and communities. We empower organizations to know, manage, and engage their populations, providers to manage their day-to-day revenue functions, and clinicians to focus on the people, not technology. Our mission remains to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities.

 


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Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

AORN, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, is a non-profit membership association based in Denver, Colorado, that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources — including the peer-reviewed, monthly publication AORN Journal—to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. AORN’s 42,000 registered nurse members manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing, are enrolled in nursing education, or are engaged in perioperative research. We define and advance best nursing practices for surgical patients by researching and distributing scientifically based recommendations.


National Council of State Boards of Nursing

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), an independent not-for-profit organization, was created in 1978 to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. As the collective voice of nursing regulation in the U.S. and its territories, NCSBN’s work encompasses developing the NCLEX-RN, NCLEX-PN, NNAAP and MACE examinations; monitoring trends in public policy, nursing practice and education; promoting uniformity in relationship to the regulation of nursing practice; disseminating data related to the licensure of nurses; conducting research on nursing practice issues; serving as a forum for information exchange for members; providing opportunities for collaboration among its members and other nursing and health care organizations; and maintaining the Nursys database, which coordinates national publicly available nurse licensure information.


Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is a global specialty pharmaceutical and medical imaging business that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products and medical imaging agents. Mallinckrodt recently acquired Cadence Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of a hospital-based intravenous analgesic. Mallinckrodt has approximately 5,500 employees worldwide and a commercial presence in roughly 65 countries.


HPI

HPI develops and delivers innovative approaches for optimizing safety and reliability in the health care industry. HPI uses a comprehensive Prevent/Detect/Correct approach that reflects state-of-the-art practices of high-reliability organizations such as nuclear power and aviation. Methods and techniques reflect outcomes-based evolution and application experience within health care and other industries. Founded in 2006, HPI works with over 600 health care organizations in comprehensive safety and reliability culture improvement.

 

Taylor Healthcare

Taylor Healthcare, a part of Taylor Communications, Inc., is a marketing and communications company servicing the healthcare industry with a broad spectrum of tangible and digital solutions primarily in the acute, long-term care, and payer markets.

 


TeleTracking

TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., the world leader in automated hospital operations management, created the automated patient flow market over two decades ago with the world’s first online bed management system. Today, it delivers a real-time, online motion picture of hospital functions as they occur so that leadership has the moment-by-moment information needed to manage more effectively. This tighter operational control accelerates patient transfers, increases admissions, reduces overcrowding, preserves precious operating room time, manages assets and provides continual feedback for operational improvement and business development.

 


Coverys

Coverys is an innovative medical professional liability insurance provider dedicated to helping its policyholders and clients anticipate, identify and manage risk to reduce errors, eliminate inefficiency and improve outcomes. As one of the largest medical professional liability insurance providers in the country (based on direct written premium, A.M. Best), Coverys is responsible for insuring over 32,000 physicians, dentists, and allied healthcare providers, as well as more than 500 hospitals, health centers and clinics from coast to coast. Coverys has been included in the prestigious Ward’s 50 for the past five years. In addition to its insurance products and service delivery to the healthcare industry, it also has established the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation to support endeavors that focus on the improvement of patient safety as well as healthcare programs to reduce childhood obesity.

 


eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks is a leader in health care IT solutions, providing a comprehensive EHR solution in addition to population health, patient engagement, and revenue cycle management tools. Customers include ACOs, physician practices, hospitals, community health centers, departments of health, and convenient care clinics. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in Austin, New York City, Chicago, California, Georgia, and London.

 


Healthcare Financial Management Association

With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. The Association helps healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Its mission is to lead the financial management of health care.

 


Ivenix

Ivenix, Inc., is a venture-backed medical technology company with a vision to transform infusion therapy in every care setting. Technology within the infusion pump category has been slow to evolve despite an increase in the complexity of drug dosing regimens, demand for hospital EMR integration, and persistent patient safety issues. Ivenix is focused on bringing its first solution to market, a new and innovative infusion management system for hospitals. The company is headquartered in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

 


RL Solutions

RL Solutions designs innovative healthcare software for patient feedback, incident reporting, risk management, infection surveillance, peer review, root cause analysis, and claims management. At RL Solutions, nurturing long-lasting relationships with our clients is what we do best. RL Solutions has over 1,800 clients, including healthcare networks, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and more. RL Solutions is a global company with offices in Canada, the United States, Australia, and the UK. For more information, visit our website or follow @rlsolutions on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 


Xenex

Xenex’s LightStrike technology is a patented Full Spectrum™ pulsed xenon room disinfection system that helps healthcare facilities advance their disinfection protocols with a comprehensive approach to lower hospital-acquired infection rates. Due to its speed and ease of use, the LightStrike system integrates smoothly into hospital cleaning operations. Published outcome studies conducted by hospitals using Xenex LightStrike Robots™ show up to 70% reductions in hospital-acquired C. diff and MRSA infection rates, and a 100% decrease in total joint surgical site Infections.

 


Wellsense

Wellsense Inc. is committed to the research and development of cutting-edge technologies that provide hospitals with effective solutions to enhance their standard of care, engage patients, improve safety, and reduce costs. The company focuses on the elimination of hospital-acquired conditions and incidents that impact patient lives. The company’s mission — zero pressure injuries — has led to the first, and only, Advanced Pressure Visualization System to help prevent pressure injuries.

 

 
 
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