Accountability in Healthcare is an ad hoc organization is comprised of scientists, physicians, researchers, and concerned citizens committed to protecting the health and safety of patients in the U.S. and beyond. We are focused on ensuring the highest level of excellence in U.S. hospitals and laboratories.
We came together in 2020 after being approached anonymously by several individuals concerned that one or more quality control management systems used by hospitals and labs across the country lacked rigor and allowed for data tampering. We share these concerns and worry that the growing adoption of substandard systems may be setting a medical precedent by which quality controls are loosened and patient care more subject to mistakes and malpractice.
With our lens of patient health and safety, our efforts are two-fold.
First, we are committed to investigating quality management practices that may be putting patients at risk. As we do, we will work to enact changes to increase transparency and accountability and ensure that a standard system for quality management exists within all of our hospitals and laboratories.
Second, we are committed to educating not only the general public but also, health care professionals about systemic quality issues that might be jeopardizing patients. Our goal is to help people become better informed, better able to advocate for themselves and others, and more willing to raise a flag when and if they see something wrong.
Change occurs when people come together. As we work to improve the quality of our healthcare system, we invite you to join us. We invite healthcare professionals to share their thoughts, concerns and best practices with us so that we might all become better informed professionals, patients, and advocates. We ask patients to share their stories with us so that we might identify failing systems in need of improvements. And for those of you who have a flag to raise, we welcome your inquiry.
As AIH works to protect patients and put an end to dangerous practices, we worry about the impact that current budget cuts and staff shortages might be having on labs and hospitals across the country. Are administrators looking at low-grade quality control software to save money? Are they considering programs that offer busy staff timesaving shortcuts that may be putting patients at risk?
We invite you to join us as we make changes in the health care system that raise accountability and better protects patients. We invite you to advocate with us, share your stories, blow a whistle. We commit to doing everything we can to protect our fellow humans. After all, we’re all in this together.
Senior Medical Assistant