To build provider capacity and enhance the quality of care within health systems across the greater New York region through the continuing partnership between the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and United Hospital Fund (UHF). Activities include:
- Providing quality improvement training for health care professionals through the continuation and enhancement of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP). In its 12th year, this 15-month training program—for hospital-affiliated physicians, nurses, and physician assistants, and clinicians in ambulatory settings, supports clinicians in obtaining the skills necessary to champion quality improvement efforts in their facilities.
- Facilitating improved patient access to ambulatory specialty care by creating a specialty access working group for member hospitals to jointly address challenges around long wait-times for appointments. The working group will include NYC Health + Hospitals, NewYork-Presbyterian, Mount Sinai Health System, and Montefiore Health System. Activities will focus on developing enhanced referral criteria to improve information quality in referrals to specialty practices. GNYHA will engage with experts from the Association of American Medical Colleges Project CORE: Coordinating Optimal Referral Experiences, which has partnered with more than 30 academic medical centers across the country, to develop the project framework.