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Quality and Patient Safety

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 over the last 12 months.  It acknowledges 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 operational improvement.      

Click here to learn more and submit your project. All applications and projects must be submitted electronically by September 24.

 

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

Survey Readiness

Ongoing survey readiness is not about the rush of activity that occurs the few months or weeks preceding an accreditation or licensure survey. It’s about maintaining it. Please take a moment to review the Accreditation/Regulatory themed Hud...Full story

Creating a Positive IMPaCT

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Charlotte Martin now takes twice as long to do her food shopping as before. “My ride doesn’t wait any more. He tells me to call when I’m in line!” But it’s not due to a physical disability. She’s reading nutrition labels on almost everythin...Full story

UPHS Hospitals Receive Stroke Quality Achievement Awards

Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award ...Full story

PAH Quality & Safety Award Winners

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

Quality & Patient Safety Awards

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Please join us in congratulating the PPMC winners of this year’s UPHS Quality Safety Awards. The winning projects were chosen based on the skilled use of process improvement tools, measurable results, and financial impact. The competition...Full story

Navigate Your Health … Safely!

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health-care safety. This year’s theme --Navigate Your Health ... Safely -- recognizes the advances made in the patient safety arena while acknowledging the chal...Full story

New Pass Program Helps Keep HUP Safe

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As part of its transformation to a patient- and family-centered organization, HUP changed its visitors policy in April 2011 to allow 24/7 visitation.While improving the patient experience,the change presented a challenge for members of Secu...Full story

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