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Quantros Patient Safety Center Receives Certification as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 General News J E 4
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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 Quantros, a leading provider ofsafety, quality, and compliance solutions for the healthcare industry, todayannounced that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has grantedinitial certification to Quantros Patient Safety Center as a Patient SafetyOrganization (PSO). The listing can be viewed athttp://www.pso.ahrq.gov/listing/psolist.htm. The Quantros Patient Safety Centeris a new division within Quantros that is specifically focused on review ofsafety processes, data analytics, and provision of associated knowledge contentand complementary services to support healthcare providers using Quantros as aPSO to better address patient safety. Supporting healthcare providers in theimprovement of safety and quality initiatives is in complete alignment with themission and goals of the organization for more than nine years. Today more than2,000 healthcare providers use one or more Quantros solutions for improvingsafety and quality within their care environment.

In addition to the Quantros Patient Safety Center, Quantros also supportsother entities acting as a PSO with Quantros Patient Safety Organization (PSO)Manager, a streamlined, Web-based application that will enable PSOs toseamlessly aggregate required Common Format (CM) for event data as well asadditional safety data for use as a confidential Patient Safety Work Product(PSWP). Just as with The Joint Commission ORYX Core Measures program, Quantroshas chosen to act as both a technology provider and a PSO.

Dr. Sanjaya Kumar, Quantros President and CEO commented, "Quantros is inbusiness to assist healthcare providers in advancing safety and qualityimprovement initiatives. The Quantros Patient Safety Center was created tofurther that cause for healthcare providers who want to leverage both Quantrosand associated partner expertise. In addition, PSO vendors utilizing QuantrosPSO Manager can avail of the services and content infrastructure and make thatavailable to their members."

The Quantros Patient Safety Center will provide complete support per the PSOregulations including the aggregation, protection and dissemination ofinformation including submissions and comparative reports via the Network ofPatient Safety Databases (NPSD) as well as the aggregated, PHI de-identifiedQuantros Patient Safety Center data repository. This new division will provide ahost of clinically-based services and analysis specifically designed forimproving safety within the healthcare environment.

Additional information concerning the Quantros Patient Safety Center can beviewed at http://www.quantros.com/qpsc.

About Quantros

Quantros provides real-time solutions for safety and risk management,outcomes and performance monitoring, accreditation and compliance, andsurveillance and decision support for leading healthcare providers throughoutthe nation. Quantros' web delivered applications provide a standard platformthat creates actionable knowledge that helps its clients save lives, improvequality, and conserve assets. Through a variety of direct sales and vendorpartners, more than 2,000 healthcare facilities use Quantros' web-basedtechnology solutions every day.

Quantros team members include physicians, nurses and healthcareprofessionals as well as an experienced team of information technologyspecialists. Visit Quantros on the web at http://www.quantros.com.

SOURCE Quantros
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