Patient Safety

The Empire State Patient Safety Assurance Network (ESPSAN) has been in existence since 2010.

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About Empire State Patient Safety Assurance Network

Our objective is to conduct meaningful quality improvement collaborations with health care sites in Upstate New York utilizing health information technology to improve quality of care, reduce adverse drug events, and enhance patient safety.

Patient Safety Activities

  • Efforts to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery.
  • The collection and analysis of patient safety work product.
  • The development and dissemination of information with respect to improving patient safety, such as recommendations, protocols, or information regarding best practices.
  • The utilization of patient safety work product for the purposes of encouraging a culture of safety and of providing feedback and assistance to effectively minimize patient risk.
  • The maintenance of procedures to preserve confidentiality with respect to patient safety work product.
  • The provision of appropriate security measures with respect to patient safety work product.
  • The utilization of qualified staff.
  • Activities related to the operation of a patient safety evaluation system and to the provision of feedback to participants in a patient safety evaluation system.

Internal Organization

  • Patient Safety Program Director: Gene D. Morse, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
  • Patient Safety Officer: Jeffrey C. Lombardo, PharmD, BCOP
  • Patient Safety Program Administrator: Kelly Patton, MSHA

More information on our staff can be found here.