Coalition Members

​​Designed to accelerate visibility, opportunity, and thought leadership for solutions providers, vendors, associations, and advocacy groups, the IHI Patient Safety & Quality Coalition welcomes organizations that recognize the importance of a deeper understanding of issues facing their stakeholders when providing safer care.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

IHI’s ability to advance health and health system improvement depends crucially on maintaining an independent position with respect to commercial products and services. “Independence” is a matter of both actual and perceived relationships with potential sponsors and partners.
IHI has established principles and guidelines​​ for acceptance of "Commercial Support," that is, external funds from for-profit corporations, partnerships, or other entities selling goods or services related to health and health care, or who otherwise stand to gain financially from association with IHI.


BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) is a global medical technology company that is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing drug discovery. BD develops, manufactures and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory instruments, antibodies, reagents and diagnostic products through its three segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics, and BD Biosciences. It serves health care institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry, and the general public.
Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health, Inc. is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide. The company provides clinically proven medical products, pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. To help combat prescription drug abuse, the company and its education partners created Generation Rx, a national drug education and awareness program. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with approximately 50,000 employees in nearly 46 countries, Cardinal Health ranks #14 on the Fortune 500. For more information, visit their website, follow them on Twitter and Facebook, and connect on LinkedIn.
Cerner, a leading global health IT company, is continuously building a foundation of intelligent solutions for the health care industry. From the beginning, we have innovated at the intersection of health care and information technology. Today, our technologies connect people and systems at more than 25,000 facilities worldwide, and our wide range of services support the clinical, financial, and operational needs of organizations of every size. Together with our clients, we are creating a future where the health care system works to improve the well-being of individuals and communities. We empower organizations to know, manage, and engage their populations, providers to manage their day-to-day revenue functions, and clinicians to focus on the people, not technology. Our mission remains to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities.
At Johnson & Johnson​, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. Every day, our more than 130,000 employees across the world are blending heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.​
For more than 50 years, health care providers and educators have trusted Laerdal to offer products, services, and solutions that help improve patient outcomes and survivability. By supporting the advancement of resuscitation science, improving medical education, and strengthening the chain of survival in communities worldwide, we help you save more lives.
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities
through philanthropy and volunteerism.
Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the clinical and commercial development of new products that meet the needs of acute care practitioners and their patients. The company’s flagship product, EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) was commercially launched in the United States in April 2012. EXPAREL and two other products have successfully utilized DepoFoam®, a unique and proprietary product delivery technology that encapsulates drugs without altering their molecular structure, and releases them over a desired period of time.​
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited​ is a global, research and development-driven pharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to patients by translating science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on oncology, gastroenterology and neuroscience therapeutic areas plus vaccines. Takeda conducts R&D both internally and with partners to stay at the leading edge of innovation. Innovative products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as Takeda’s presence in emerging markets, are currently fueling the growth of Takeda. Around 30,000 Takeda employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients, working with Takeda’s partners in health care in more than 70 countries.​


The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, is a nonprofit membership association based in Denver, Colorado, that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources — including the peer-reviewed, monthly publication AORN Journal — to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. AORN’s 42,000 registered nurse members manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing, are enrolled in nursing education, or are engaged in perioperative research. We define and advance best nursing practices for surgical patients by researching and distributing scientifically based recommendations.​
Coverys is an innovative medical professional liability insurance provider dedicated to helping its policyholders and clients anticipate, identify and manage risk to reduce errors, eliminate inefficiency, and improve outcomes. As one of the largest medical professional liability insurance providers in the country (based on direct written premium, A.M. Best), Coverys is responsible for insuring over 32,000 physicians, dentists, and allied healthcare providers, as well as more than 500 hospitals, health centers and clinics from coast to coast. Coverys has been included in the prestigious Ward’s 50 for the past five years. In addition to its insurance products and service delivery to the healthcare industry, it also has established the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation to support endeavors that focus on the improvement of patient safety as well as healthcare programs to reduce childhood obesity.​
eClinicalWorks is a leader in health care IT solutions, providing a comprehensive EHR solution in addition to population health, patient engagement, and revenue cycle management tools. Customers include ACOs, physician practices, hospitals, community health centers, departments of health, and convenient care clinics. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in Austin, New York City, Chicago, California, Georgia, and London. ​
With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. The Association helps healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Its mission is to lead the financial management of health care.​
The next digital transformation of healthcare is underway, and once again MEDITECH is leading the charge. We've been unwavering in preparing for the demands of this paradigm shift, and now we're all-in with Expanse, the only full-scale EHR designed specifically for the post-Meaningful Use era. Our cutting-edge solutions are helping organizations all over the world to see healthcare through a new lens and navigate this virtual landscape with unparalleled vision and clarity.​
The next digital transformation of healthcare is underway, and once again Mentice is the world leader in virtual reality-based interventional medical simulation solutions. Our solutions help healthcare professionals with skills acquisition, continuous development and pre-procedural planning—leading to improved productivity and outcomes. Mentice solutions are scientifically validated, and have been specifically developed for healthcare providers and the medical industry. Neurovascular, cardiovascular and peripheral interventions are just some of the areas covered by our systems. ​
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), an independent not-for-profit organization, was created in 1978 to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. As the collective voice of nursing regulation in the U.S. and its territories, NCSBN’s work encompasses developing the NCLEX-RN, NCLEX-PN, NNAAP and MACE examinations; monitoring trends in public policy, nursing practice, and education; promoting uniformity in relationship to the regulation of nursing practice; disseminating data related to the licensure of nurses; conducting research on nursing practice issues; serving as a forum for information exchange for members; providing opportunities for collaboration among its members and other nursing and health care organizations; and maintaining the Nursys database, which coordinates national publicly available nurse licensure information.​
NextPlane provides a healthcare improvement learning system encompassing service, quality, safety, action planning, and measurement tools to streamline collaboration. Healthcare organizations empower themselves by sharing information and learning from their peers and collaborative partners, such as Patient Safety Organizations, within the NextPlane ecosystem. The system serves as the foundation to manage continuous improvement and high reliability efforts by providing simple data management, actionable analytics, and interoperability within a transparent learning community. More than 900 healthcare organizations use NextPlane to collaborate with their peers to improve patient care.​