Quantros Executive Director To Present at The Joint Commission Annual Conference on Quality and Patient Safety

Dr. Ali Rashidee Will Discuss How Data Interoperability Helps Reduce Preventable Adverse Events at 2011 Conference

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. Ali Rashidee MD, MS, Executive Director for Safety and Risk Management at Quantros, will deliver his presentation, “The Evolution of Common Formats for Patient Safety Event Reporting and their Impact on Reducing Preventable Adverse Events”, at the 2011 Conference on Quality and Patient Safety. It is sponsored by The Joint Commission and The Joint Commission Resources and will be held June 8-10 in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Rashidee’s presentation will feature analytical results from real-life patient safety database comprising of more than 2 million patient safety event records, and provide inputs of improving the patient safety taxonomy for meaningful usage by healthcare providers, Patient Safety Organizations and the Network of Patient Safety Databases – the federal Patient safety improvement initiative created under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.

Dr. Rashidee is a recognized expert on Patient Safety. At Quantros, a leading provider of clinically-focused patient safety 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 800 facilities throughout the United States use the SRM application daily to help reduce preventable medical errors and provide a safer environment of care.

Earlier this year, he was 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.

“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.

In May, Dr. Rashidee spoke at the third annual Association for Healthcare Reporting Quality (AHRQ) PSO Meeting in Baltimore, MD, where he delivered a presentation on patient safety data interoperability and HL7.

About Quantros:

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. www.quantros.com


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