Promoting patient safety of NYC's Asian Americans can lead to a
model for patient protection in other communities.
UB's Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences (CIGBS) is
engaged with partners and community groups throughout New York to
promote patient safety. It was founded in January 2010 and was a
Federally Certified PSO from 2010-2017.
The Empire State Patient Safety Assurance Network (ESPSAN) and
UB's MMRN collaborate with healthcare systems and community
practice sites to facilitate quality improvement throughout the
state. The network promotes patient safety and uses health
information technology to reduce patient risk. In New York City,
ESPSAN works with Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Asian Services
clinic to promote medication safety for patients with diabetes. In
Buffalo, ESPSAN works with CCS Health Care for the safety of
oncology and hematology patients.