Overview of Quality Improvement
The conduct of quality improvement falls under the jurisdiction of Stony Brook Medicine’s Division of Medical and Regulatory Affairs and/or a hospital-recognized departmental quality improvement committee (collectively referred to from this point on as ‘Hospital QI’). The Chief Medical Officer provides leadership and oversight on matters related to quality improvement projects.
Quality Improvement promotes accountability for the quality of health care delivery and service. This is accomplished through a systematic approach of assessing, defining interventions, implementing, and evaluating effectiveness of interventions with the goal of continuous improvement of clinical care and service. Quality Improvement is supported by a structure that establishes accountability to Stony Brook University and allows for information flow to and from Stony Brook University and personnel.