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Sharp HealthCare Selects MEDai's Pinpoint Review to Prevent Readmissions
Date:10/14/2009

ORLANDO, Florida, October 14 /PRNewswire/ --

- Baldridge Award Winner Builds on Results of Pinpoint Quality(R)/ Pinpoint Compliance(R)

MEDai, Inc., an Elsevier company and leading provider of advanced healthcare solutions including hospital outcomes analysis and award-winning predictive analytics, has announced that Sharp HealthCare, a 1,700-bed, seven-facility system serving the San Diego area, has selected the company's Pinpoint Review(TM) product. The solution is designed to alert providers to patients at risk for developing hospital acquired conditions or at risk for readmission.

Sharp will use Pinpoint Review to support quality improvement and The Sharp Experience, a sweeping performance improvement initiative launched in 2001. Pinpoint Review will provide Sharp with near-time triggers for core measures, hospital/system-wide surveillance of safety risks, physician performance reporting and forecasts of readmissions.

"Sharp's selection of Pinpoint Review is based on our personal experience with the prebuilt measures of clinical performance and ease of use found within two other MEDai tools, Pinpoint Quality and Pinpoint Compliance," said Nancy G. Pratt, RN, MS, Sharp's Senior Vice-President of Clinical Effectiveness. "Collectively, these tools offer Sharp near-time access to clinical data for performance improvement, while Pinpoint Review, in particular, addresses readmissions and new and emerging clinical measures of care."

For the past nine years, Sharp has relied on MEDai's Pinpoint Quality to reduce urinary tract infection rates, reduce blood utilization, and monitor quality outcomes across diseases. MEDai's solutions also assisted Sharp in being recognized with the coveted Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in 2007.

"MEDai is pleased that Sharp has selected Pinpoint Review to focus on the likelihood of its patients developing complications or r
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