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Quality and Patient Safety

Quality & Patient Safety Award Submission Time Is Here!

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The Quality & Patient Safety award has been a long standing opportunity for teams to formally document their achievements in quality and patient safety over the last 12 months. It has been designed to acknowledge Penn Medicine departments or teams who have exhibited leadership and innovation in activities that ensure high quality clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety, and/or operational improvement.

A multidisciplinary committee will review the applications using a standard scoring methodology.   

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Quality & Patient Safety Award Submission Time Is Here!

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The UPHS Quality Patient Safety Awards acknowledge Penn Medicine departments or teams that have exhibited leadership and innovation in activities that ensure high quality clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety, and/or oper...Full story

Penn Medicine Hospitals Named Among Top Ten in Nation and #1 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report

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Penn Medicine hospitals have once again been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation and #1 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News World Report, achieving Honor Roll status and top rankings in 11 clinical specialties. Together, the combined ...Full story

Going for Gold: Patient Safety at PPMC

The Patient Safety Committee thanks all who attended the safety fair, the presenters for the wonderful exhibitions, and volunteers for making it an exciting day. A special thank you to the night shift and volunteers that came out for the ev...Full story

UPHS Quality & Patient Safety Awards

Each year, Penn Medicine recognizes those departments that have exhibited leadership and innovation in activities that ensure high quality clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and safety, and cost efficiency. Congratulations to the 2015...Full story

Every Day is Patient Safety Day!

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Keeping our patients, employees and visitors safe is a year-round priority, but HUP’s annual Patient Safety Awareness Fair provides an opportunity for several departments to demonstrate -- and educate staff about --some of the measures in p...Full story

PPMC’s 2015 Quality & Safety Award Winners

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The UPHS Quality and Safety Awards are longstanding opportunity for our hospital teams to formally celebrate their achievements in quality and patient safety over a 12 month period. This Award is designed to acknowledge UPHS departments who...Full story

2015 Quality and Patient Safety Awards

Have a great project that you want to share with others? Submit it to the UPHS Quality and Patient Safety Awards. This award has been a longstanding opportunity for teams to formally document their achievements in quality and patient safety...Full story

Recognizing Leadership & Innovation

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The 2014 Quality and Safety Awards presentation was held in late January, “the awards season,” said PJ Brennan, MD, the Health System’s chief medical officer. The All-Star Games were just being played, the Golden Globes had recently been aw...Full story

HIPAA Update: Clinical Systems Monitoring for Inappropriate Access

You may recall from earlier communications that Penn Medicine has launched a new software-enabled program to proactively monitor clinical systems to help detect inappropriate access to patient medical records.The program was initiated in Se...Full story

Survey Readiness

Prescription drugs – especially controlled substances – are kept under lock and key at HUP. We need to be just as careful with prescription pads and paper. To decrease the use of fraudulent prescriptions, UPHS has put in place several safet...Full story

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