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.

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    Upcoming Discussion on Telemedicine and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    Free event will be held in Washington, D.C. on September 27th; Event is open to the public, press


    (ARLINGTON, Va.) - The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety today announced that it will sponsor an event titled “Evolution of Telehealth: Patient Awareness and Education” on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event is part of The Hill’s event series and is open to the public and members of the press. Those interested in attending can RSVP here. The event is free to attend.

    Speakers, which will include a bipartisan group of lawmakers, industry professionals and vision and telehealth experts, will explore how telemedicine is making healthcare more efficient and effective, when in-person services might be more reliable and how to maintain a strong doctor-patient relationship as technology evolves.

    Speakers will include:

    • Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA)
    • Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA)
    • Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA)
    • Dr. David Cockrell, Owner of Cockrell Eyecare Center in Stillwater, Okla.
    • Susan Polan, Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs & Advocacy, American Public Health Association
    • Natasa Sokolovich, Executive Director, Telehealth, University of Pittsburgh
    • Samantha Zenlea, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, National Council on Aging

    Event details are as follows:

    “Evolution of Telehealth: Patient Awareness and Education”
    Thursday, September 27, 2018
    7:30-9:30 a.m.
    Washington Court Hotel Grand Ballroom
    525 New Jersey Ave.
    Washington, D.C. 20001

    For more information on the event, please click here. Members or the general public can RSVP for the event by clicking here.

    The Alliance 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. For more information, please visit


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