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Quantros Licenses Adverse Event Identification Technology from University of Michigan
Date:11/24/2009

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantros, a leading healthcare analytics and decision support software and services provider, announced today that it has licensed intellectual property and associated software developed at the University of Michigan for integration into Quantros' suite of safety and risk management (SRM) product family.

The University's software within the SRM product family will enable automated safety data analysis and alert notifications through utilization of a healthcare provider's integrated administrative data. These new capabilities expand opportunities for adverse event identification and trend analysis. In addition, the Quantros SRM will also provide automated triggers to help clients improve clinical documentation and coding.

This advanced technology uses Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs). The PSI methodology was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help hospitals identify potential adverse events, by parsing hospital patient discharge (UB) diagnosis codes entered into the hospital billing system. By integrating this technology into the SRM product family, Quantros will provide a diagnosis-based solution to identify adverse patient events and allow follow up by appropriate personnel to evaluate contributing factors, analyze root causes, and assist in pinpointing strategies for preventing future events.

Dr. Vinita Bahl, principal inventor of the PSI software, noted that the technology has been in use at the University of Michigan Health System for about a year. "Utilization of the system has resulted in better identification and awareness of adverse events," Bahl said. "Coupled with existing improvement efforts, we have observed a reduction in the incidence of several types of events."

Quantros Vice President of Sales Tom Leahy said of the benefit of this latest technology acquisition, "The functionality offered by the University of Michigan
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