Patient safety and quality improvement are areas of ongoing focus for CATALYST. The increasing importance of data, patient input/satisfaction and management practices in achieving the highest levels of care have positioned our group to be successful in this field of research.
Institute for the Design of Environments Aligned for Patient Safety (IDEA4PS)
The Institute for the Development of Environments Aligned for Patient Safety (IDEA4PS) seeks to use systems approaches to bring together multidisciplinary teams to generate new ways of looking at information and data aimed at improving patient safety. Twenty-three investigators from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and beyond are participating in this Patient Safety Learning Laboratory, proving how the university is truly working together for patient safety. Learn more about the current IDEA4PS projects
MyExperience@ is an online application inspired by patients to improve patient safety and experience while at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. This application provides patients, visitors and staff the opportunity to submit reports in real time on topics such as identifying exemplary employees or reporting service or safety concerns. Information submitted is sent to the Patient Experience Department of the medical center, ensuring the right person gets the report from the application.
Evaluation of the MEDTAPP Healthcare Access Initiative
The Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) Healthcare Access Initiative (HCA) prepares current and future health professionals to serve Medicaid beneficiaries and to work in underserved communities. Specifically, the MEDTAPP HCA supports healthcare professional recruitment and retention through innovative teaching and training programs that focus on behavioral health, community health workers, interprofessional education and community‐based experiences to increase access to care for Medicaid and underserved populations.