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The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety

The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) was founded in 2018 to advocate for patient safety and to protect and defend the doctor-patient relationship – the essential foundation of personalized health care decision making.

Our members come together from across the country to raise awareness and protect public health. Advancing policy and collaboration between leading health care advocates, vision innovators, and treatment specialists is essential to push patient care and vision protection forward.

APS evolves around five main principles:

  • Support and advocate for the center of every health care decision: the doctor-patient relationship and ensure the delivery of quality care and healthy outcomes.
  • Support and advocate for the safest, healthiest and most effective use of medical devices while promoting the advancements in technology to create better patient health outcomes.
  • Support and advocate for the inviolability of a patient's prescription, determined through consultation between a patient and his or her doctor.
  • Support and advocate for needed enforcement and/or needed strengthening of patient health and safety laws and regulations.
  • Educate and inform policymakers, the media and the public about the importance of doctor-patient decision-making and respond to dangerous, abusive or harmful medical device marketing practices that undermine quality care or place patients at increased risk for harm.

Leaderboard

Lori Grover OD PhD 1
+265apsa | earned aps advocacy
Belinda Starkey 2
+129apsa | earned aps advocacy
Dennis Brtva 3
+73apsa | earned aps advocacy
emma rose 4
+65apsa | earned aps advocacy
emma rose 5
+65apsa | earned aps advocacy
emma rose 6
+55apsa | earned aps advocacy
James P DeVleming 7
+51apsa | earned aps advocacy
Matt Willette 8
+47apsa | earned aps advocacy
Jon Hymes 9
+47apsa | earned aps advocacy
A. Riverrat 10
+36apsa | earned aps advocacy
Aoa 11
+33apsa | earned aps advocacy
Rhode Island Optometric Association 12
+31apsa | earned aps advocacy
Kenneth Lawenda 13
+28apsa | earned aps advocacy
Rodolfo Rodriguez 14
+25apsa | earned aps advocacy
Jeffrey Sonsino 15
+25apsa | earned aps advocacy
Pcon 16
+25apsa | earned aps advocacy
Richard Hawley 17
+25apsa | earned aps advocacy
Carrie Roitstein 18
+24apsa | earned aps advocacy
OcularPrime 19
+20apsa | earned aps advocacy
Walter Torres 20
+20apsa | earned aps advocacy

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Are you a doctor of optometry who has treated a patient negatively impacted by illegal contact lens sales from online retailers? We want to hear your story! We can create positive change for doctors of optometry and the patients they serve across the country.

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Letters to the FTC

Members of Congress, health care professionals, and industry experts are voicing their concerns with proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule that would unfairly burden doctors of optometry without improving patient safety. Read letters to the Federal Trade Commission that urge the group to reconsider these changes and to crack down on online contact lens retailers that illegally sell lenses without requiring a prescription.

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Rep. Roe Letter to the FTC

Rep. David P. Roe, M.D. sent a letter to the FTC, asking it to reconsider proposed changes to the Contact...
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Sen. Heinrich Letter to the FTC

Senator Martin Heinrich wrote a letter to the FTC voicing his concerns that the proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule...
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California Democrats Send Letter to FTC

California Democrats in the House of Representatives sent a letter to the Commissioner of the FTC, urging the commission to...
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Rep. Denham Letter to the FTC

Rep. Jeff Denham led 7 members of Congress in a letter to the FTC. The Congressmen emphasize the unfair burdens...
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Sen. Heitkamp Letter to the FTC

Senator Heidi Heitkamp sent a letter to the FTC raising concerns about online contact lens distributors not requiring customers to...
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John Hoeven Congressional Letter to the FTC

Senator John Hoeven wrote a letter to the FTC voicing his concerns that the proposed changes to the Contact Lens...
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David Perdue Congressional Letter to the FTC

Senator David Perdue wrote a letter to the FTC urging that they reconsider their proposed changes to the Contact Lens...
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National Consumers League Recommends Rule Change

The Executive Director of the National Consumers League wrote a letter to the FTC, recommending that the agency requires all contact...
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Rand Paul Congressional Letter to the FTC

Senator Rand Paul wrote a letter to the FTC voicing his concerns with the proposed changes to the Contact Lens...
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Raising Questions with the FTC

Former FTC Commissioner Andrew J. Strenio sent a letter to the current FTC administration questioning inconsistencies in methodology regarding an...

Let Us Hear From You

The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) was founded in 2018 to advocate for patient safety and to protect and defend the doctor-patient relationship – the essential foundation of personalized health care decision making.

Our members come together from across the country to raise awareness and protect public health. Advancing policy and collaboration between leading health care advocates, vision innovators, and treatment specialists is essential to push patient care and vision protection forward.

Keep up-to-date with all the action that could affect you. Please join our newsletter to stay up-to-date on APS’ patient safety issues.