Excellence in Patient Care
To serve our patients, UPMC is creating the health system of the future — a system where every patient receives the right care, in the right way, at the right time. Innovative clinical programs and state-of-the-art facilities are this model's foundation.
The results are visible throughout western Pennsylvania — a new children's hospital and research center, new emergency departments, retirement facilities, community-based cancer centers, and more.
UPMC advances care through systemwide initiatives, including:
UPMC is striving to create seamless, unified patient records by creating tools that integrate data from multiple systems
- Medication safety
We take simple but crucial steps to reduce the potential for errors in how medications are prescribed and administered to patients
- Reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infection
In addition to encouraging excellent hand hygiene, we implement protocols for preventing the spread of infection
- eRecord – electronic medical records
UPMC has undertaken an effort to create a secure, comprehensive electronic health record