Quantros Executive Director Re-Elected Co-Chair of HL7 Patient Safety Work Group

Dr. Ali Rashidee Will Serve a Two-Year Term for Non-Profit Healthcare Information Standards Development Organization

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. Ali Rashidee MD, MS, Executive Director for Safety and Risk Management at Quantros, has been re-elected to a two-year term as Co-Chair of the Patient Safety Work Group (PSWG) for Health Level Seven International (HL7), the international standard development organization for interoperability of health information technology.

The PSWG supports the HL7 mission to create and promote HL7 standards by developing standard specifications (messages, CDAs, implementation guides, patient safety concepts and terminologies) and decision support structures for patient safety to facilitate reporting, triggering, investigating, and analyzing information relevant to patient safety.

“With access to the right data at the right time, healthcare leaders have the ability to make clinically and fiscally sound decisions that improve patient safety,” says Dr. Rashidee. “The HL7 Patient Safety Work Group helps develop healthcare technology improvements that support those informed decisions, and as one of the co-chairs I’m honored to help lead this important endeavor.”

Dr. Rashidee has spent a large part of his career enhancing healthcare informatics for the betterment of healthcare safety and quality. At Quantros, a leading provider of clinically-focused data management and decision support solutions for the healthcare industry, Dr. Rashidee is responsible for developing and managing the extensive taxonomy and classification schema for the Quantros Safety and Risk Management (SRM) solution. More than 900 facilities throughout the United States use the SRM application daily to help reduce preventable medical errors and provide a safer environment of care.

"As co-chair of the Patient Safety Work Group, Dr. Rashidee’s experience in clinical informatics and patient safety taxonomy development and management are a perfect complement to HL7 and its goals,” said Sanjaya Kumar, MD, CMO and CTO for Quantros.

About Quantros:

Quantros is a leading software and services provider for the healthcare industry in the areas of safety Quantros provides real-time solutions for safety and risk management, outcomes and performance monitoring, accreditation and compliance and surveillance and decision support for leading healthcare providers throughout the nation. Quantros' Web-based applications and value-added services provide a standard platform that creates actionable knowledge and guided direction to help clients save lives, improve quality and conserve assets. Through a variety of direct sales and vendor partners, more than 2,000 healthcare facilities use Quantros technology solutions every day. www.quantros.com

About HL7

Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI accredited standards development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7’s more than 2,300 members represent approximately 500 corporate members, which include more than 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving healthcare, nationally and internationally. www.HL7.org


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