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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ sponsors and conducts research that provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access. The research sponsored, conducted, and disseminated by AHRQ provides information that helps health care decision makers-patients and clinicians, health system leaders, purchasers, and policymakers-make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services.™/

The goal of the US Department of Defense Patient Safety Program (PSP) is to avoid medical harm and improve patient safety by focusing on improving systems and communication among health care teams. The DoD PSP is located in the TMA Office of the Chief Medical Officer with oversight of the Patient Safety Center data repository, located at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; the Center for Education and Research in Patient Safety (CERPS), located at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS); Service PSP coordination, and the Healthcare Team Coordination Program (HCTCP). The objectives of the PSP are to improve the coordination of Patient Safety activities across the services, develop an analysis plan for PS data to uncover opportunities for improvement in the MHS; create a culture of trust in reporting medical errors, and increase patient awareness and involvement in PS initiatives.

Kenagy & Associates, LLC teaches organizations the Adaptive DesignŽ approach to improving the safety, quality, efficiency, and responsiveness of healthcare delivery. Adaptive DesignŽ was developed out of a broad search for answers to the challenges of healthcare delivery. As a visiting scholar at the Harvard University's Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School, John Kenagy, MD, focused his research on how healthcare organizations can rethink the delivery of patient-focused services and products within complex, dynamic, highly competitive environments, based on successful methods developed by profitable organizations in other fields.

Stanley Associates (NYSE: SXE) is a provider of information technology services and solutions to U.S. defense and federal civilian government agencies. Stanley offers its customers systems integration solutions and expertise to support their mission-essential needs at any stage of program, product development, or business lifecycle through five service areas: systems engineering, enterprise integration, operational logistics, business process outsourcing, and advanced engineering and technology. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Stanley has approximately 2,300 employees at more than 100 locations in the U.S. and worldwide.