At NewYork-Presbyterian, we are proud to be recognized for providing high-standard, compassionate health care. Patient safety is the cornerstone of delivering care of this quality. We are committed to making NYP the safest academic health system by promoting zero harm and optimal patient outcomes, through research and innovation, and by developing and sharing best practices. At NYP, we are all accountable for quality and patient safety. Here are just a few ways we make sure you and your family stay safe when visiting our hospitals.
Center for Patient Safety Research
The Center for Patient Safety Research works to improve patient safety by developing solutions that are effective, replicable and scalable. Led by Dr. Jason Adelman, the Center is a collaboration among NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Weill Cornell Medical Center. With funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Center conducts innovative patient safety research and its application to a wide range of healthcare settings.
Department of Quality and Patient Safety (QPS)
To be a high reliability organization that promotes and supports quality and safety, optimal patient outcomes, research and innovation.
To make NYP the best and safest academic health system by promoting:
- High reliability
- A culture of safety
- Zero harm
To support the systematic organization-wide approach to planning, designing, measuring, assessing, and improving organizational performance. Initiatives are designed to: - Attain optimal patient outcomes and patient and family experiences - Support an engaged and safe workforce - Enhance appropriate utilization of resources - Minimize risks and hazards of care - Develop and share best practices
Our Quality and Patient Safety Domains
We engage Hospital staff in ongoing efforts to provide the best care to those we serve. We help manage and support a wide range of initiatives, offering staff methodologies and tools to bring quality improvement to every aspect of the work we do and the care we provide.
We are dedicated to helping all staff members maintain the safest environment at our Hospitals. Every employee is encouraged to identify and report anything that might result in harm to patients or to coworkers, as well as to speak up and share any concerns.
Infection Prevention and Control
Our team works to identify and contain potential outbreaks of diseases, educates employees on preventing and controlling the spread of infection, and collaborates with government agencies when necessary. We implement evidence-based practices to protect patients and staff and oversee prevention programs throughout our Hospitals.
We collect, manage, interpret, and share data, so we can continuously understand how to do the best for our patients. This data allows us to measure our successes, identify areas for improvement, and benchmark against other institutions .
We oversee efforts to maintain the highest standards of quality and safety, in keeping with guidelines set forth by agencies that regulate and accredit hospitals. Our team works closely with these agencies to keep abreast of newly-established protocols to improve health outcomes and helps implement them at our Hospitals.
Patient Safety Research Fellowship
Funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Patient Safety Research Fellowship trains Medicine and Pediatric clinician-researchers in interdisciplinary, systematic methods for improving quality, safety, and effectiveness of care. Over the course of 2 years, this unique fellowship allows for protected time to conduct research, provides funding for a master’s degree at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and supports the development of a grant proposal with guidance from a research mentor.