Denver Health Research

This research is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety, Grant #:  1 U18 HS015846-01.  The contents of this product are the sole responsibility of Denver Health Medical Center and do not necessarily represent the official view of or imply endorsement by AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


The PIPS grant team is comprised of health care professionals with various backgrounds that are dedicated to the same common goal of improving patient safety at Denver Health.  If you would like to learn more about our team please check out the contact us page.

Denver Health Medical Center

Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA) is an integrated, urban, and academic safety net institution committed to providing Level One Care for all.  DHHA is an efficient, high quality healthcare system serving growing and culturally diverse populations.  Through its emphasis on public health, community based clinics, and the regions only academic Level 1 Trauma Center, DHHA serves as a major contributor to the well-being of the State of Colorado.


Denver Health Research

Dedicated to Denver Health's mission of providing high quality care and education, much of the research conducted at Denver Health is focused on improvements in clinical care.  Research funding comes from foundations, trusts, grants, government agencies, private corporations and individuals.

Denver Health: Level One Care for All



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The primary intent of the Safecoms website is to provide clinicians and health care professionals with the tools to implement teamwork and communication strategies in their practice settings to facilitate patient safety.  Any healthcare provider, manager, educator or administrator who would like an opportunity to learn more about team communication and patient safety may find this site informative.  The toolkit provides resources used to implement safe practices surrounding team communication here at Denver Health Medical Center.


For a general overview of our grant, please check out the Power Point presentation listed below. 


Site Map

This website is a dynamic source of information about healthcare provider communication strategies, and will be updated with new tools, information, and study findings during the course of the project. 

  • Project Information provides a general overview of the funding program and description of this project.  The project description includes the specific aims, methods and expected outcomes
  • The Implementation Toolkit provides a detailed summary and the actual communication strategies developed as a result of this project
  •  The Evaluation Tools section includes the measurement tools that can be used to evaluate communcation and teamwork in your setting
  • The Related Topics and Information section includes a list of relevant literature and associated links
  • The Guestbook may be used to sign for email update