Our aim is to improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. We do this through our initiative in diagnostic excellence, our work in serious illness care and through other special projects.
The aims of our Diagnostic Excellence Initiative are to reduce harm from erroneous or delayed diagnoses, reduce costs and redundancy in the diagnostic process, improve health outcomes and save lives. Our primary emphasis is on strengthening accountability for diagnostic excellence by helping to develop and validate new measures for diagnostic performance. Currently, health care systems are unable to systemically measure diagnostic performance in real time, which limits the ability to quantify performance and guide improvements.
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 who are also limited in their ability to perform common everyday activities.
Currently, we also support work in medication safety for the elderly and people with multiple chronic health conditions, and support early-career investigators exploring optimal approaches to engaging patients and families in their care as well as other special projects in patient safety.
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 the University of California, Davis and the Family Caregiving Institute at the school.