The New York Patient Occurrence Reporting and Tracking System (NYPORTS)

The New York Patient Occurrence Reporting and Tracking System (NYPORTS) is a mandatory adverse event reporting system established pursuant to Public Health Law 2805-l and Title 10 New York Code, Rules and Regulations 405.8 and 751.10.

As an adverse event reporting system, NYPORTS is not specifically designed to capture medical errors exclusively. Much of what is reportable reflects adverse events that are known to occur with certain frequency. For the purposes of NYPORTS, an adverse event is an unintended and undesirable development in an individual patient's condition which occurs in an Article 28 Hospital or Diagnostic and Treatment Center (D&TC). In some instances, the adverse event may include those that affect facility personnel.

Designated staff of Article 28 hospitals and diagnostic and treatment centers (D&TCs) are required to report adverse events via the NYPORTS application within a secure electronic system called the Health Commerce System (HCS). These designated hospital and clinic staff, who have a valid HCS account, may apply for access to the electronic NYPORTS system via the HCS. NYPORTS staff may be contacted at (518) 402-1004 if assistance is required with the application and reporting processes.

To gain access to the NYPORTS system, follow the instructions below:

Summary Statistics

NYPORTS has been undergoing programmatic changes since 2011 to more closely align its reporting criteria with national standards. The "NYPORTS Summary Statistics 2014 – 2016" represents the first three-year compilation of data.