UPMC Physician Perspectives Spring 2014 - page 1

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Ourgoal atUPMC is tocreate thehealthsystemof the future—
whereeverypatient receives the right care, in the rightway,
at the right time.Weadvancepatient care throughsystemwide
initiatives, including:
Interoperability
Striving tocreate seamless, unifiedpatient recordsbycreating
tools that integratedata frommultiple systems.
Medicationsafety
Reducing thepotential for errors inhowmedicationsare
prescribedandadministered topatients.
Reducing the riskof hospital-acquired infection
Encouragingexcellent handhygiene, and implementing
protocols for preventing the spreadof infection.
eRecord—Electronicmedical records
Creatinga secure, comprehensiveelectronichealth record.
Reducing the riskof patient falls
Finding thebestways toprevent fallsand reduce the
seriousnessof injurieswhen fallsdooccur.
ConditionHelp
Utilizingapatient safetyhotline that activatesa rapid response
team toaddresspatient concerns.
UPMCwill continue todevelopand implementbetter,moreefficientmethodsof
deliveringcare topatientsaswestrive to fulfill ourmission— toserveour community
throughoutstandingpatient careand toshape tomorrow’shealthsystem through
clinical and technological innovation, research, andeducation.
DavidT.Martin
SeniorVicePresident
UPMCHospitalDivision
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