System Initiatives


14th Annual Quality Symposium - 2014

The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System will be hosting its 14th annual Quality Symposium at the New York Athletic Club on Travers Island in Pelham, NY on November 21, 2014. A key feature of our Quality Symposium has been the opportunity to submit abstracts for inclusion in our journal – the NewYork-Presbyterian System Quality Review (SQR). All accepted abstracts are included in the journal and authors of highly-rated abstracts – as judged by a peer-review process – will be invited to present their projects in a poster session.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is close of business Monday, September 8, 2014. The abstract submission form and instructions can be accessed at the following links:

Abstract topics for consideration include:

  • Improving organizational issues related to quality, culture of safety, environment
  • Reducing Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Readmissions
  • Quality/safety innovations impacting finances, reimbursement, pay-for-performance, value-based purchasing
  • Use of quality/safety data for institutional planning and improvement
  • Clinical and business operation performance improvements
  • Methodological issues – data acquisition, data quality, documentation, and analytics
  • Applied research or best practices in improving quality and safety of patient care

If you have any questions, please contact Natalee Hill by phone at 212.746.0544 or by email at


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