The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System
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The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System will be hosting its 12th annual Quality Symposium on November 9. A key feature of our Quality Symposium has been the opportunity for System members to submit abstracts for potential presentation at a poster session, thereby providing an opportunity for them to highlight quality and patient safety projects. Top-rated abstracts as judged by the peer-review process may be invited to present their project from the podium.
Striving for 'Always' in the Patient Experience
On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Healthcare System held its third half-day conference around improving the patient experience and HCAHPS. The conference included HCAHPS and CMS's Value-Based Purchasing updates, as well as presentations from system hospitals highlighting strategies that they are implementing that are making a positive impact on hospital culture and the patient experience.
Aiming for Achievement in the Era of Value-Based Purchasing
NYPHS held its Fall topic-focused conference "Aiming for Achievement in the Era of Value-Based Purchasing" on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. In addition to providing updates on the Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services' (CMS) value-based purchasing program and the growing relationship between patient satisfaction and clinical quality outcome measures, the conference provided opportunities for practical sharing of successful strategies through system hospital presentations and a question and answer period.
NYPHS held its second conference around improving the patient experience and HCAHPS on May 25, 2011. In addition to providing updates on value based purchasing and the impact of HCAHPS scores, the conference provided opportunities for practical sharing of successful strategies among conference participants through the presentations and subsequent breakout groups.
The materials presented at the HCAHPS conference are available for review.
One of the key features of healthcare reform has been the concept of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). While ACOs are not mandated, they are encouraged as a mechanism both to achieve cost savings and improve patient care. In order to improve additional clarity and help System members understand, discuss, and shape their individual strategies on some of the key challenges, we organized a half-day eduational conference.
NYPHS brought together chief medical officers, nursing, quality leaders, social workers and case managers to address practical strategies around improving care coordination across the continuum of care with the goal of reducing preventable readmissions.
The Clinical Leadership Executive Program is designed to provide the leadership at the individual NYP Healthcare System member institutions with exposure to thought leaders and other distinguished speakers in a structured forum. The material presented at this year's CLEP 2010 is available for review.
The System and Nyack Hospital were pleased to co-host a "Mobilizing the Hospital Organization to Maximize Emergency Department Performance" Seminar. 65 attendees from across the System gathered to learn about Nyack's development and implementation of their culture-changing ED 30 Minute Service Standard. Please see the seminar agenda to access the presentations.