National Quality Forum, a private, not-for-profit membership organization, develops and implements a national strategy for health care quality measurement and report. The link provides comprehensive information on patient safety and health care improvement.
New York State Physician Profile provides detailed information on a provider including education, specialty, office locations, languages spoken, hospital affiliations, and any legal actions.
The Joint Commission maintains a Quality Check tool that can be used by consumers to compare providers or health care facilities to determine whether they provide the quality of care the patient needs.
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors - Click on this link to read a patient fact sheet prepared by AHRQ on understanding medical errors and simple, practical ways for patients to actively prevent medical errors.
Tips about Elective Surgery - provides a list of tips and questions to ask before elective surgery to help you prepare for your surgical experience and make it as safe and successful as possible.
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) site - provides national and regional information and statistics on hospital care. HCUP is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This site allows you to research hospital utilization, access, charges, quality and outcomes, and more.
EmblemHealth Care Quality Programs
Point-of-Care Management Program
Team approach to deliver high quality care in times of need. This program starts while you are in the hospital and continues after you are discharged.