Ask Me 3. National Patient Safety Foundation. Http://www.npsf.org/for-healthcare-professionals/programs/ask-me-3/ Accessed July 25, 2014. Ask Me 3 is a patient education program designed to improve communication between patients and health care providers, encourage patients to become active members of their health care team, and promote improved health outcomes. The program encourages patients to ask their health care providers three questions: What is my main problem? What do I need to do? Why is it important for me to do this?