Quality of Care
University of Missouri Health Care is focused on creating a health care environment known for excellent, safe, effective patient-and-family-centered care. When choosing a hospital, patients should consider many factors. Among the most important factors are quality of care and patient safety. For those reasons, University of Missouri Health Care follows rigorous quality, patient safety and service practices throughout all our hospitals and clinics.
Why Do We Report Our Quality of Care?
To help our patients make informed decisions, we have created this website with information about the quality of care we provide. This site discusses what we are doing to improve our care, how the quality of our care compares to other hospitals in Missouri and the United States, and what patients and their families can do to help ensure top-notch health care.
Kristin Hahn-Cover, MD
Chief Quality Officer
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
As a leader in quality improvement, University of Missouri Health Care is always working on new ways to provide the safest, most effective care to our patients. For example, in cooperation with the Tiger Institute for Health Care Innovation at MU, we have implemented one of the most advanced electronic medical records in the country, receiving top-level HIMSS Stage 7 recognition. That high-tech medical record allows us to barcode scan every dose of medicine we provide in the hospital, ensuring medication safety. It also allows us to integrate medical equipment with our electronic medical record, so patients in our “smart rooms” have their blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs automatically recorded for nurses and physicians to review.
We encourage our patients and families to review our quality data, ask questions, make suggestions and give us your input.