The Oliver Center
Transforming the Practice of Medicine
The Carolyn J Oliver, MD Center for Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare was dedicated in 2008 with the intent of promoting patient centered care. Patient centered care addresses the needs and wants of patients and their families and including them as a vital part of the healthcare team.
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Our newest initiative, called Your Doctor's Advice, is in pilot mode. We are currently testing this program in Family Medicine and in the ACE Unit. For more information on the program and to sign up contact us, or learn about the program from the Cautious Patient Foundation website.
The 2012-2013 Oliver Center Award program was focused on quality improvment. Congratulations to first place winners Joanna & Giovanni Geslani and Sangeeta Mutnuri for their project titled, "Diabetes Health Maintenance."
The Oliver Center promotes healthy habits. Check out this "Speak Up" video from the Joint Commission.
The Oliver Center awarded Dr. Rana Bonds a one-year grant to test the implementation of a program where patient's are videotaped practicing using their medical devices, sent home with those videos, and reminded regularly to watch them. We hope this expanded patient education will help patients comply with treatment and properly administer their important medications.
In partnership with the Cautious Patient Foundation the Oliver Center has started a pilot project with the Departments of Hematology/Oncology and Family Medicine to try the service "Your Doctor's Advice" with current UTMB patients.
In May 2009, the Oliver Center provided funding to the Department of Hematology/Oncology to provide digital recorders for UTMB patients who are receiving cancer treatment. Read more...