About NCPS

In 2005, the Patient Safety Improvement Act was passed by the Nebraska Legislature and signed by Governor Heinemann. This Act directed the five founding Associations (Nebraska Hospital Association, Nebraska Medical Association, Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants, Nebraska Pharmacists Association and the Nebraska Nurses Association) to establish a private, nonprofit patient safety organization, independent of state agencies—The Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety (NCPS).  The Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety was formed in 2006. In 2009, NCPS became a federally designated patient safety organization.  The goal of both the state and federal legislation is to increase the likelihood that all people who seek health care in Nebraska and across the U.S.  are not harmed by the care that is intended to help them.

Improving patient safety requires teamwork and communication.  Team members include physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals responsible for the patient’s well-being while in a healthcare environment.  The leader of the healthcare team is you, the patient!  You should be well informed as a healthcare consumer.  One of the ways in which you can be well informed is to be well educated.  Below are some resources for you to use.  You may also want to consult your healthcare provider should you like additional information.

Click here to be directed to the NCPS 2019 Annual Report.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Program