Healthcare in the United States is delivered within a pluralistic and competitive marketplace that changes regularly in part to meet the needs of increasingly sophisticated consumers. To describe the system as complex hardly conveys the range of benefits offered (both by public and private parties), the range of therapeutic options available, or the...Read More
Our Board draws from a broad diversity of opinions and resources in the community to help us maintain our status as a trusted, independent resource: including representatives from acute care hospitals, government agencies, and state associations, as well as licensed physicians, attorneys, consumers, and public purchasers.Read More
The Foundation for Health Care Quality is the sponsor for, and the home of, a number of programs which deal with variability, outcomes and quality in various medical and surgical services. In addition, we have been a long time participant in the health care technology arena, and sponsor a major statewide patient safety coalition. Our most recent sponsored program is HealthPact, which focuses on how systems and individuals deal with unanticipated events. Each of these programs has its own portion of this website.
The Foundation’s resources are used frequently to bring together people with varied perspectives around a shared goal: the continual improvement of sustainable health care that meets or exceeds established standards. We invite you to learn all you can about our work, and to contact us if you have comments or questions, or if you wish to become involved…
The Foundation for Health Care Quality is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a trusted, independent, third party resource to all participants in the health care community – including patients, providers, payers, employers, government agencies, and public health professionals.
Originally founded in 1988 to provide an independent review of a Community Health Information Management System, the Seattle-based Foundation has led dozens of evaluations ranging from use of comparison quality standards by consumers to supporting public health agencies in the surveillance of sudden health risks.