Patient Care

The Center for Patient Safety Science is committed to supporting the operations of ColumbiaDoctors. The Center's patient care and quality work will include internal and external initiatives, including:

  • Providing support for the design, implementation, and evaluation of patient safety projects based on the most common trends and challenges in patient safety at CUIMC.
  • Encouraging alignment of faculty patient safety research endeavors with leading patient safety priorities at Columbia
  • Advising the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer on best practices in quality and safety to guide improvement efforts across CUIMC locations, departments, and services
  • Supporting the implementation and analysis of an annual safety culture survey
  • Advise on the implementation of predictive models to prevent patient safety events
  • Assist with the external review process of quality and patient safety processes at CUIMC, as well as an annual review of all patient safety policies and procedures to ensure best-in-class performance.