Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
This link connects to the home page of the AHRQ. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed an array of health care decision making and research tools that can be used by program managers, researchers, and others at the Federal, State and local levels. One of these tools is the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs), which use hospital administrative data to highlight potential quality concerns, identify areas that need further study and investigation, and track changes over time. The AHRQ QIs is comprised of the Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs), Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs), the Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), and the Paediatric Quality Indicators (PDIs).
eHealth Initiative and the Foundation for eHealth Initiative
This link connects to the hompage of the eHealth Initiative and the Foundation for eHealth Initiative which are independent, non-profit affiliated organizations whose aims are to drive improvement in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology.
Agency for Healthcare Research an Quality (AHRQ) National Resource Centre
This link connects to the homepage of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality which aims to help the health care community make the leap into the Information Age. In addition to providing technical assistance, the National Resource Centre shares new knowledge and findings that have the potential to transform everyday clinical practice. AHRQ's National Resource Centre is committed to advancing our national goal of modernising health care through the best and most effective use of IT.
American Nurses Credentialing Centre
This subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, which aims to promote excellence in nursing and healthcare globally through creditentialing programs and related services. This link connects directly to the ANCC’s home page.
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination’s
This link connects directly to the homepage of the CRD, which aims to provide research-based information and share knowledge about the effects of interventions used in healthcare.
Commission for Health Improvement (UK-NHS)
This link connects to the archived home page of the Commission for health Improvement web site. This commission has ceased functioning and its services are part of the Healthcare Commission.
Gurteen Knowledge Management website
This links connects to the Gurteen Knowledge Management website which is a resource site aimed at people who wish to transform the way that they work; the way that they manage and interact with other people in their organisation.
Care Quality Commission
This link connects to the homepage of the Care Quality Commission which is the new health and social care regulator for England. They aim to ensure better care for everyone in hospital, in a care home and at home.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
This link connects directly to the homepage of the IHI, which is a non-profit organisation for improving quality in healthcare, based in the US.
This link connects to the independent charitable foundation working for better health, especially in London. They carry out research, policy analysis and development activities, working on their own, in partnerships, and through funding. To receive free email updates from the King's Fund on your choice of health and social care themes e.g.
National Audit Office- UK
This link connects to the homepage of the UK National audit office. This is an independent body which audits UK government, departments and agencies- including healthcare.
National Institute for Clinical Excellence (UK-NHS)
This link connects directly to the homepage of NICE which aims to make recommendations on treatments and care based on the best available evidence.
QQUIP (Quest for Quality and Improved Performance)
This link connects to the QQUIP website which forms part of the Health Foundation's research initiative. It aims to present independent data and commentary about the quality and performance of healthcare in England.
Quality and Safety in Health Care
This link connects to the homepage of the peer review journal of Quality & Safety in Health Care(formerly Quality in Health Care) for quality and safety improvement. It aims to provide essential information for those wanting to reduce harm and improve patient safety and the quality of care. Its content includes reports, which aim to reflect research, improvement initiatives and viewpoints along with papers relevant to these crucial aims.