ACS NSQIP | "The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program collects data on 133 variables, including preoperative risk factors, intraoperative variables, and 30-day postoperative mortality and morbidity outcomes for patients undergoing major surgical procedures in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. A site’s surgical clinical nurse reviewer (SCNR) using a variety of methods including medical chart abstraction captures outcomes data."*

Joint Commission | Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations - "To continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations."

Leapfrog Group | "The Leapfrog Group is a voluntary program aimed at mobilizing employer purchasing power to alert America’s health industry that big leaps in health care safety, quality and customer value will be recognized and rewarded. Among other initiatives, Leapfrog works with its employer members to encourage transparency and easy access to health care information as well as rewards for hospitals that have a proven record of high quality care."

LifeWings | '"LifeWings is proven, practical, effective program designed by professional aviators, adapted for healthcare by physicians and nurses with scores of years of experience, to reduce preventable error based on aviation's best practices."

SCIP | "The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership of organizations interested in improving surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complications… Partners in SCIP believe that a meaningful reduction in surgical complications depends on surgeons, anesthesiologists, perioperative nurses, pharmacists, infection control professionals, and hospital executives working together to intensify their commitment to making surgical care improvement a priority."

UHC | “The mission of the University HealthSystem Consortium is to advance knowledge, foster collaboration, and promote change to help members succeed in their respective markets. UHC’s vision is to be a catalyst for change, accelerating the achievement of clinical and operational excellence.

*All information in quotes is taken directly from the respective organization's website.