About The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety

The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (HCAPS) 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.

img_personwithmask.jpgOur 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.

HCAPS 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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+843pts | earned hcaps advocacy points
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+697pts | earned hcaps advocacy points
Tetyana Elder 3
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Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety Recognizes Congressional Champions for Dedication to Patient Safety

Washington, D.C. – May 28, 2024 – The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (HCAPS) today announces the recipients of...
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The Doctor-Patient Relationship Must Remain Sacred: Support HR 2748/ S. 4083

In the health care landscape, the doctor-patient relationship is paramount to cultivating positive health outcomes, ensuring patient safety, and optimizing...
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National Consumers League Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Regarding H.R. 2748

Dear Chairwoman McMorris Rodgers and Ranking Member Pallone, I am writing to express my strong support for the Contact Lens...
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National Consumers League Letter to U.S. Senate Regarding S. 4083

Dear Chairwoman Cantwell and Ranking member Cruz, I am writing to express my strong support for the Contact Lens Prescription...
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Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety Hosts “Eye on 2024” Congressional Briefing

Alliance Leaders Joined Together to Amplify their Collective Dedication to Advancing Patient-Centered Initiatives Washington, D.C. – May 2, 2024 –...
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Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety Commends Senate Leaders as Contact Lens Prescription Modernization Act is Introduced

Legislation would prohibit any seller of prescription contact lenses from using robocalls to verify a consumer's prescription. Washington, D.C. –...
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Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety Secures Report Language in FY2024 Appropriations Bill

The inclusion of HCAPS-supported report language emphasizes the critical importance of collaboration between the FTC and FDA to promote patient...
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HCAPS On the Hill