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Collaborations - Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2008


Welcome to the first issue of Collaborations: The Official Newsletter of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions. We hope this quarterly electronic publication will be a useful resource for keeping you informed of the progress of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions.  The newsletter will be sent via email four times each year, with special issues as needed.

A note to readers: You are receiving this electronic newsletter because you have been a subscriber of Patient Safety Link, which will resume publication in another form in October 2008. If you do not wish to receive Collaborations in the future, send an email with “cancel” in the subject line to  

Collaborations replaces Patient Safety Link as the official newsletter of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions.  As you may recall, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the United States–based accreditation body, The Joint Commission, as well as its global subsidiary, Joint Commission International (JCI) as the Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions in 2005.  Recognized as leaders in patient safety, The Joint Commission and JCI promote and provide for the delivery of safe, high-quality care in part through the following initiatives (click on each title for more information):

JCI promotes health care quality and safety through international accreditation, domestic and international consulting, education, and publications. Both The Joint Commission and JCI are not-for-profit organizations.  As the only WHO Collaborating Centre dedicated solely to patient safety, the Joint Commission and JCI further advance the entire continuum of patient safety including principles related to system design and redesign, product safety, safety of services, and environment of care, as well as offering proactive solutions for patient safety, whether based on empirical evidence, hard research, or best practices.   For more information on Collaborations, contact the editor at

In this issue:

Collaborations Links

For more information on the WHO Collaborating Center for Patient Safety Solutions, click here.  

For more information on the WHO’s other patient safety initiatives, clickhere. 

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