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Quantros and HealthWatch Announce PSO Partnership
Date:9/18/2009

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantros(TM), a leading provider of safety, quality, and compliance solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced a partnership with HealthWatch, Inc. - a federally-listed PSO and sister organization of the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, a national, not for profit quality improvement organization - to collaborate on PSO activities.

Quantros Patient Safety Center (QPSC(TM)), the federally-listed PSO component of Quantros, will manage data collection, management, reporting and NPSD submission for HealthWatch client organizations, while HealthWatch will provide QPSC members with a complementary array of value-added services including:

  • Collaborative development and management
  • Learning Networks
  • Education and training
  • TeamSTEPPS(TM) training and consulting
  • Culture change management
  • Data analytics
  • And more

"Quantros and the Quantros Patient Safety Center were logical choices to support our PSO initiatives throughout the nation," said Wendy L. Gary, MHA, vice president, healthcare quality and patient safety, Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care and a principal of the HealthWatch PSO. "Together we are creating the beginnings of what will be a truly national network of cooperating PSOs with the goal of providing U.S. healthcare providers across the full continuum of care with the broadest possible opportunities for performance benchmarking, peer and expert collaboration and patient safety and quality improvement support."

"We are pleased that HealthWatch is joining our growing network of partner PSOs and domain experts," said Jay Lechtman, MA, Quantros vice president of consulting and program development and business lead for QPSC. "Our relationship will provide our combined clients with immediate, tangible benefits to their PSO participation and ongoing patient safety and quality improvement efforts."

About Quantros and the Quantros Patient Safety Center

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. The Quantros web delivered applications provide a standard platform that creates actionable knowledge that helps its clients save lives, improve quality, and conserve assets. More than 2,000 healthcare facilities use Quantros' web-based technology solutions every day. Quantros team members include physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals, as well as an experienced team of information technology specialists. Visit Quantros on the web at www.quantros.com.

Quantros - through its industry-leading PSO Manager (PSOM(TM)) application - powers PSOs in Florida, North Carolina, Missouri, California and Maryland. For more information about PSO Manager, visit www.quantros.com/pscenter.html.

Quantros Patient Safety Center (QPSC) is a national-scope, federally-listed, component PSO. For more information about QPSC, visit www.quantros.com/pscenter.html.

About HealthWatch

HealthWatch, Inc. provides patient safety products and services along the entire health care continuum. It is the component PSO of Quality Health Strategies, Inc. and will focus on the provision of consultative services, offering a comprehensive line of Patient Safety Improvement Products and Support Services to clients. Our goal is to build safe communities of care spanning the range of services available, by reducing the incidence of events that can adversely affect patients, by improving communication within and between care delivery teams, and by providing evidence-based analysis of performance. On November 5, 2008, HealthWatch was the tenth organization in the nation to receive initial listing as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The initiative with Quantros is designed to supplement existing patient safety activities outside of Maryland and will not compete with the Delmarva Foundation's participation in the Maryland Patient Safety Center. For more information about HealthWatch visit www.healthwatch-pso.com.

Quality Health Strategies, Inc. (QHS) is a Maryland-based holding company established in 2007 with a mission of Transforming Health Systems. QHS subsidiaries include the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Delmarva Foundation for the District of Columbia, Health Integrity, LLC, Masspro, Quality Health Foundation, and HealthWatch. We strive to carry out this mission by providing services and resources that ensure all Americans receive care that is safe, effective, efficient, equitable, timely, and patient- centered. Our 400 professionals include physicians, nurses, scientists, analysts, and other quality experts working in teams and operating from eleven offices throughout the United States. For more information about QHS and its subsidiaries visit www.qualityhealthstrategies.org.


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