Health Care Systems, Inc. is committed to providing the best clinical software solutions available in the health care industry. Our integrated medical information systems enable clinicians and health care professionals to deliver a higher level of patient care by more efficiently managing their workflow processes and accessing critical patient information. HCS has become a leading provider of hospital information systems by focusing on benefits to patient care while delivering applications designed to integrate into existing health care software systems. Our commitment to patients and the clinicians who serve them is what drives us to continually improve our products. We frequently attend conferences and seminars to stay current with medical technology trends and health care regulatory changes. Additionally, we frequently review literature from medical trade and professional membership organizations, such as those listed below, to better understand the needs of the health care industry and patients they support.
American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
ASHP is a national professional membership association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. ASHP, which has a long history of medication-error prevention efforts, believes that the mission of pharmacists is to help people make the best use of medicines.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IHI is a not-for-profit organization driving the improvement of health by advancing the quality and value of health care. The Institute helps accelerate change in health care by cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care and turning those ideas into action.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
ISMP is a nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. The organization is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely, and accurate medication safety information.
The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission is a not-for-profit organization that has become a world leader in objectively evaluating and accrediting health care organizations. TJC has developed the industry’s highest standards for safe and high quality health care delivery, accrediting nearly 17,000 health care organizations nationwide, from small doctor’s office practices to the largest, most complex health care networks.
As part of the health IT initiative, AHRQ created the AHRQ National Resource Center for Health Information Technology (the National Resource Center) to help the health care community make the leap into the Information Age. In addition to providing technical assistance, the National Resource Center shares new knowledge and findings that have the potential to transform everyday clinical practice. AHRQ's National Resource Center is committed to advancing our national goal of modernizing health care through the best and most effective use of IT.
The National Quality Forum
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the quality of healthcare for all Americans through fulfillment of its three-part mission:
- Setting national priorities and goals for performance improvement;
- Endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance; and
- Promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs.
The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is an initiative driven by organizations that buy health care who are working to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare for Americans.