Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI) Joins NPSF Patient Safety Coalition

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National Patient Safety Foundation Program Aligns Stakeholders from Across Health Care in a Unifying Mission

We are delighted that HPI stands with us as a committed Coalition member and we look forward to collaborating in efforts to eliminate harm in the health care industry.

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI) has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. HPI, a consulting firm expert in improving human performance in complex systems, guides health care organizations in creating and sustaining a high-reliability performance culture that results in improvements in safety, quality, and satisfaction.

“Safety is a precondition—the only acceptable goal is zero events of harm. And when high reliability principles that optimize safety are ingrained in an organization, what results is an operating system that drives results in all areas of performance,” said Gary R. Yates, MD, president of HPI. “Joining the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition is recognition of our strong organizational kinship with the Foundation and its mission, and we envision a long and productive relationship as we strive together to advance this essential patient safety work.”

The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition was created to align stakeholders from across the continuum of care in a unifying mission to make health care safer for all. Membership is open to solutions providers working to address patient safety challenges, professional associations, advocacy organizations, and other entities. Joining the Coalition provides unique opportunities for networking, learning, and knowledge sharing through quarterly conference calls, an annual member meeting, webinars, and other high-value activities.

“The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition includes a diverse array of organizations that all share NPSF’s vision for safety in health care,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president of NPSF. “We are delighted that HPI stands with us as a committed Coalition member and we look forward to collaborating in efforts to eliminate harm in the health care industry.”

For more information about the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition and how to join, contact David Coletta, senior vice president, at dcoletta(at)npsf(dot)org.

About the National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the Foundation's work, visit

About Healthcare Performance Improvement
HPI develops and delivers innovative approaches for optimizing safety and reliability in the healthcare 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 healthcare and other industries. Founded in 2006, HPI works with over 600 healthcare organizations in comprehensive safety and reliability culture improvement. Learn more at

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