Quality & Patient Safety at OU Medical Center
OU Medical Center is committed to continuous quality improvement and patient safety. Improvement does not happen by chance but takes a commitment by all who are involved with the patient care process, including doctors, nurses, administrators, other health care workers, and the patients and families. Read our Mission, Vision and Values.
There are several ways that OU Medical Center insures quality and patient safety. In addition to compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations that govern aspects of patient care, the hospital is inspected by organizations such as the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization, American College of Surgeons and many others.
Our patient care workers are also required to complete many years of training to receive certification in particular fields. OU Medical Center has implemented education programs to insure that our medical professionals are constantly updated with the latest methods and requirements for care. Multidisciplinary improvement teams are continually at work. Composed of doctors, nurses, hospital leadership and other health care professionals, the teams are dedicated to enhancing quality in areas such as communication, medication management, heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia and stroke.
OU Medical Center also participates in voluntary public reporting systems such as the new Medicare Hospital Compare web site and The Leapfrog Group, among others. We believe that the public benefits when it is able to directly compare hospitals on the basis of quality measurements.
Follow the link below for more information on patient quality and safety programs at OU Medical Center.
Public Reporting of Hospital Quality Indicators