Safety Information

Quality and Safety Information

Baptist Health Plan is committed to helping our members learn more about safe health care delivery. Below you will find several quality and safety related resources designed to provide valuable health care information that may prevent medical mistakes and errors.

Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Your advocate can be a partner in your care, helping you through every step of your treatment. Watch this video and ask your advocate to Speak Up!

http://www.jointcommission.org/multimedia/ask-your-advocate-to-speak-up/

Medicare Hospital Compare Quality of Care

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).

You can compare Medicare-certified hospitals and the quality of care provided to patients at the medicare.gov federal website.

http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html

National Patient Safety Foundation

Health information is not clear at all times. The Ask Me 3® program run by the National Patient Safety Foundation can help. The program gives you three questions to ask your healthcare provider during a health care visit, either for yourself or for a loved one. They are:

  • What is my main problem?
  • What do I need to do?
  • Why is it important for me to do this?

Asking questions can help you be an active member of your health care team.

For more information on Ask Me 3®, please visit www.npsf.org/askme3

Ask Me 3 is a registered trademark licensed to the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Baptist Health Plan is not affiliated with nor endorsed by NPSF.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHR Q) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/ask-your-doctor/videos/patient04/index.html

The Leapfrog Group

This important non-profit coalition is made up of more than 100 public and private organizations, helping more than 32 million health care consumers make more informed health care choices.

The Leapfrog Group’s mission includes:

  • Provide information to help consumers make more informed health care choices
  • Educate about ways to improve the safety and overall value of health care

Please visit www.leapfroggroup.org

Disclaimer: The organizations appearing on this webpage are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Baptist Health Plan.

Last Updated: 12/20/2016, 12:41 pm