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:

  • Interoperability
    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

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