A National Patient Safety Organization (PSO), Quantros Patient Safety Center Allows Multi-State Health System to Report Event Data, Collaborate with Peers in a Legally-Protected Environment
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bon Secours Health System, one of the largest not-for-profit health care providers on the East Coast, has joined the Quantros Patient Safety Center (QPSC), a national, federally-listed patient safety organization (PSO). QPSC is a component PSO of Quantros, Inc., a leading healthcare software and services provider of data management, decision support analytics, and clinical business intelligence solutions in the areas of patient safety, quality, accreditation and regulatory compliance.
As a national PSO, QPSC enables the entire Bon Secours organization to collaborate and measure performance against their peers within a legally protected environment. Bon Secours has more than 30 facilities and 21,000 employees across seven states.
“Our priority is to maintain the safest possible care environment for our patients and residents,” said Pat Stahura, Director of Patient Safety and Accreditation, for Bon Secours Heath System. “As the protective umbrella for our entire system, the Quantros Patient Safety Center enables us to use our quality and safety event data to its fullest potential.”
The Federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act) authorized the creation of PSOs to improve the quality and safety of U.S. healthcare delivery. The Patient Safety Act encourages clinicians and health care organizations to voluntarily report and share quality and patient safety information to PSOs in return for federal confidentiality and privilege protection for submitted data.
In addition to joining QPSC, Bon Secours will implement Quantros Safety and Risk Management (SRM), a comprehensive Web-based event reporting, tracking, monitoring and workflow management solution. By seamlessly integrating with QPSC and other PSOs, Quantros SRM™ streamlines the data collection and submission process. As a result, Bon Secours can manage the PSO submission for its facilities at the corporate level while greatly reducing its administrative burden to do so.
“Managing event data can be time consuming and in some cases confusing for an integrated health system spanning seven states,” said Sherry Brunner, Vice President of Risk and Insurance Services for Bon Secours Heath System. “The Quantros Patient Safety Center not only gives us the system-wide legal protection of a national PSO, but it seamlessly integrates with our RMIS software to dramatically improve reporting.”
As both a QPSC member and SRM client, Bon Secours will leverage additional benefits from the Quantros community, including collaboration with Quantros domain experts and access to aggregate, de-identified comparative data from more than 800 facilities that also use the Quantros SRM incident reporting system.
“PSO protection and adverse event reporting are key tools for healthcare providers who want to better manage patient safety and quality improvement in their organizations,” said Jay Lechtman, vice president of consulting and program development for Quantros. “We are excited that Bon Secours recognizes our leadership in both areas, and we are thrilled to support their efforts to transform clinical care.”
Quantros is a leading software and services provider for the healthcare industry in the areas of safety and risk management, quality and performance improvement, accreditation and compliance, real-time surveillance and centralized decision support. Today more than 2,000 healthcare facilities use Quantros solutions to improve performance and provide a safe, high quality environment of care. For more information about Quantros, please visit www.quantros.com.
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