Our Patient Care Program aims to improve the experience and outcomes people have with their care. Currently, we are exploring two areas in patient care: patient safety and serious illness care.
In patient safety we are concerned with diagnostic errors, avoidable harm occurring in community-based settings, safety issues related to the use of health information technology and outcomes of our ongoing work in the ICU. In serious illness care, we are exploring how best to support individuals and the health care system in preparing and caring for people living with multiple chronic conditions and limitations in their ability to function, which includes those near end of life.
Our mission to improve the experience and outcomes of patient care originates from our co-founder, Betty Irene Moore. Based on her own experience in the hospital, and in caring for family members who have been hospitalized, Betty saw an opportunity to improve the quality and safety of care delivered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through an effort spanning more than a decade, our Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative engaged bedside nurses to lead improvement efforts that successfully changed the way hospitals provide care throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and greater Sacramento. Today, we continue to provide nurses with education and training to improve the experience and outcomes of patient care through the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California, Davis.