Safety Enhancement and Measurement Instruments:
We are developing and testing tools, based on the principles of Failure
Modes and Effects Analysis, to help create self-empowered teams and inculcate
a sustained culture of safety in the settings of Family Medicine, Surgery,
and Nursing Homes.
2. Interactive Computer
Visualization of the Healthcare System:
Using a systems approach, the center has developed and published a visual
model of the healthcare system, at both micro-system and macro-system
levels. The model is being used to create an interactive visual database
for error reporting, collation, and dissemination. The model also forms
the basis of the Safety Enhancement and Measurement Instruments outlined
in item #1 above. Such tools can be used to enhance electronic medical
records as well as for graduate and postgraduate education including simulation
3. Safer Care in collaboration
with the University at Buffalo’s Geriatric Center of Excellence:
Focusing on delirium, post-operative pain management and inpatient falls.
4. Pre-Doc, GME and CME Training
in Patient Safety:
Developing and testing curricula to address Patient Safety using interdisciplinary
approaches. Curricula are designed to address the core competencies of
the ACGME and others.
5. Transdisciplinary Collaborative
for NIH Road Map:
Re-engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise in primary care including
translating research into practice in the medically underserved communities
within the Upstate New York
Practice Based Research Network (UNYNET).