External Comparative Module Joins Quantros Safety and Risk Management Family; Comparisons with More Than 500 Facilities with Same Taxonomy Maximizes Value of Safety Event Data
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quantros, a leading provider of clinically-focused data management and decision support solutions for the healthcare industry, has introduced its new External Comparative™ module. Part of the Quantros Safety and Risk Management (SRM) suite of applications, the External Comparative module for SRM Safety Event Manager enables hospitals to compare their own patient safety event statistics against those of comparative cohorts. Cohorts are selected from a robust database of over 500 acute care facilities using the same event reporting taxonomy and are based on the American Hospital Association (AHA) database.
“A lack of common taxonomy means little usable comparative data exists for most hospitals,” says Chris Bethell, vice president of marketing for Quantros. “With the External Comparative Module, facilities can now perform true apples-to-apples comparisons with their safety event data.”
Quantros Safety Event Manager users can leverage the External Comparative module to produce standardized measures based on a common taxonomy, allowing them to compare their events against those of a cohort of like facilities. AHA criteria (e.g., bed size, type of facility, region, etc.) is used to build the cohort. Reporting will consist of distribution of various event attributes and trends. Comparative metrics can be reported and filtered by severity, demographic attributes and contributory factors.
“With the External Comparative module, SRM users have the comparative reporting tools they need to drive improvements in patient safety,” says Bethell.
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.
Chris Bethell, VP of Marketing, 408-514-4853
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