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Lumetra PSO Joins Forces With iSOFT Solutions
Date:3/1/2010

Delivering expertise with incident management software and healthcare quality and safety services to help reduce costs and risks.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lumetra Patient Safety Organization (LPSO), a federally listed component PSO, announced today a strategic partnership with Australia's iSOFT Group Limited (iSOFT), a world leader in health information technology, including incident management software. Under the agreement, Lumetra PSO will use, distribute and support iSOFT's AIMS incident management software to provide comprehensive solutions for healthcare providers and Patient Safety Organizations who want to reduce the complexity and cost of their patient safety and risk management programs.

In making the announcement, the CEO of Lumetra Healthcare Solutions, Linda M. Sawyer, Ph.D., RN, stated, "With our software and services approach to improving patient safety, Lumetra PSO offers reporting of data, analysis of issues and the formulation of corrective action plans that meet the needs of healthcare organizations and their providers in reducing costs incurred by adverse events. The combination of our world-class service with iSOFT's AIMS software will provide unparalleled solutions for organizations committed to improving their patient safety efforts."

Michael Dahlweid, iSOFT's Chief Medical Officer, said, "AIMS is web-based, secure, sophisticated, easy-to-use, and highly efficient. It uses the latest knowledge engineering methods to construct a high performance classification system. Its automated 'alert' and workflow functionality assures healthcare managers are notified about serious events, while providing follow-up notices to staff. Built-in Business Intelligence enables analysts to extract meaningful information from a myriad of data points."

The AIMS software provides an integrated electronic solution for collecting, tracking, reporting, and managing all patient safety activity. An incident and risk management software program, it provides specific and detailed reporting information needed to devise interventions and solutions to patient safety problems. The AIMS incident management software is based on 20 years of research and has been employed at more than 1,000 organizations worldwide, including government healthcare agencies, hospitals, and nursing homes.

To meet the clinical, analytical, and technological patient safety needs for healthcare delivery systems, Lumetra PSO supplies software and services that include:

For healthcare organizations

  • Common Formats seamlessly integrated with AIMS massive ontology (24,000 available concepts) developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
  • Immediate analysis and alerts allowing local management of incidents and risk
  • Comprehensive analytics for strategic reporting and benchmarking
  • Root cause analysis
  • Collaborative learning forums
  • TeamSTEPPS™ Master Trainers and targeted interventions

For PSOs

  • AIMS world-class, highly intuitive, Web-based software
  • Regulatory compliance programs
  • PSO member management services
  • Scalable solutions for reporting and data analytics to meet a variety of needs beyond Common Formats

The Lumetra PSO provides several levels of comprehensive, confidential, and privileged services plus additional value-added consulting for healthcare providers seeking to understand and minimize their safety risks delivering patient care. The PSO's expertise lies in analyzing the care delivered during patient safety events, including the identification, analysis, prevention, and reduction or elimination of the risks and hazards, as well as root cause analyses (RCA) and action plans for improvement. The collection and reporting of patient safety events in healthcare facilities is facilitated by the use of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) developed by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

About Lumetra PSO

The Lumetra PSO (LPSO) is a component PSO and an independent division of Lumetra Healthcare Solutions, a nonprofit healthcare consulting organization that solves healthcare business problems with an integrated clinical, analytical, and technological solution. LPSO is officially designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a federal Patient Safety Organization (PSO) under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIO). The PSQIO is administered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Lumetra PSO, an independent division of Lumetra, works with providers nationwide to reduce the incidence of events that adversely affect patients. For more information, please visit www.lumetrasolutions.com/PSO.

About iSOFT Solutions (International) Pty Ltd

iSOFT Group Limited is the largest health information technology company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, and among the world's biggest providers of advanced application solutions in modern healthcare economies.

iSOFT works with healthcare professionals to design and build software applications that answer all of the difficult questions posed by today's healthcare delivery challenges. Our solutions act as a catalyst for change, supporting free exchange of critical information across diverse care settings and participating organizations.

Today, more than 13,000 provider organizations in about 40 countries use iSOFT's solutions to manage patient information and drive improvements in their core processes. The group's sustainable development is delivered through careful planning, in-depth analysis of the market, and anticipation of our clients' evolving requirements. Our business is driven by the collective talent, experience and commitment of more than 4,700 specialists, including more than 2,700 technology and development professionals.

A global network of iSOFT subsidiaries, supported by an extensive partner network, provides substantial experience of national healthcare markets. As a result, we offer our clients comprehensive knowledge of local market requirements in terms of culture, language, working practices, regulation and organizational structure.

iSOFT's AIMS incident management software provides an integrated electronic solution for collecting, tracking, reporting, and managing patient safety activity. The software captures adverse event and near miss information across acute care, community care, disability care, mental health, and residential aged care. Used by more than 400 Australian hospitals, as well as at sites in South Africa, New Zealand, and the United States, AIMS includes a standardised classification (taxonomy) that is recognized by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Institute of Medicine.

For more information, please visit http://www.isofthealth.com/.

SOURCE Lumetra Healthcare Solutions

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