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The Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute Announces Exclusive Partnership with Salus Global Corporation to Launch MORE(OB) to U.S. Market
Date:1/27/2009

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute (RM&PSI), a national leader in clinical risk management practices and patient safety programs for health care institutions and providers, today announced a three-year license partnership with Salus Global Corporation to market Salus's MORE(OB) patient safety and performance improvement program to U.S. hospitals and health care systems. Under the agreement, which was effective January 1, 2009, RM&PSI becomes the only group other than Salus to market the program in the United States.

London, Ontario-based Salus was formed in 2007 as the result of the common interest of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada to improve patient safety for obstetrics patients. Salus is active throughout Canada with more than 160 hospitals participating in the MORE(OB) program.

MORE(OB) (Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently) is a comprehensive, three-year, patient safety, professional development, and performance improvement program for caregivers and administrators in hospital obstetrics units. The program's structure is based on the proven principles of High Reliability Organizations (organizations defined as having fewer than normal accidents), including: safety as the priority, effective communication, teamwork, decreased hierarchy in emergencies, practice for emergencies and reflective learning. With its trained program facilitators, the MORE(OB) program helps health care organizations integrate evidence-based professional practice standards and guidelines with proven patient safety concepts, principles and tools.

Under the terms of the agreement, RM&PSI will also serve as the exclusive service provider of the MORE(OB) program within the U.S. health care market. RM&PSI staff will serve as facilitators and trainers, leading health care
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