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Who We Are
The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) is one of the nation's first regional collaboratives of medical, business, and civic leaders organized to address healthcare safety and quality improvements. Since its founding in 1998, PRHI has approached quality improvement as both a social and a business imperative. Its core mission is to show that an unwavering focus on meeting patient needs, and on achieving optimal care outcomes, along with simultaneous dedication to efficiency and zero defects, will create maximum value for the patient and for society.

Pittsburgh Regional Autonomous Patient Safety (RAPS) Initiative
The Pittsburgh RAPS Initiative aims to knit together Pittsburgh’s regional assets to spark collaboration and connection to build a new industry focused on developing autonomous patient safety solutions.

Patient Safety Technology Challenge
Patient safety is a puzzle. You can help solve it. The Patient Safety Technology Challenge is designed to fuel the engagement of students and innovators in creating solutions and envisioning transformational approaches to reduce preventable harm from medical errors and reimagine a vastly safer healthcare system. The initiative will inject patient safety awards into existing local, regional, and national competitions and produce a documentary to help increase awareness of the patient safety crisis. Learn more.

National Patient Safety Board (NPSB)

It is time for the creation of a National Patient Safety Board (NPSB), using well-established and successful models from aviation as a guide, in order to address the persistent problem of medical error. Voice your support and learn more at npsb.org.
What We Do
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Partnership Initiatives

We partner with organizations in our community and across the nation to address quality improvement and patient safety.

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Learning Networks

We educate, convene, and mobilize stakeholders to meet the changing needs of communities — from adolescents to those at the end of life.

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Healthcare Workers

We train, coach, and connect professionals at all career levels to create a safer, higher-performing health system.

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Organizations & Systems

We wire organizations for continuous quality improvement amid rapid changes in health delivery, policy, and technology.