everis integrates QRIntl electronic medical records solutions to reduce medical errors
everis and Quality Resources International (QRIntl) have signed an agreement to jointly implement the ehCOS Clinic and QRIntl electronic health record solutions, in order to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety.
everis and QRIntl will add information to the electronic health records (EHR) of patients increasing the value of the data available to healthcare professionals. Specifically, they will have access to alerts and notifications, to the knowledge of leading specialists worldwide, regulations, indicators, adverse events and best and safe practices on a global level to prevent errors in the EHR.
Through this alliance, the two companies will join forces to improve the quality of health care service, leveraging their expertise and experience in all the countries they are present. Specifically, QRIntl will offer its specialist knowledge in quality and patient safety, while everis will contribute in the area of development and implementation of products and solutions of e-health, such as EHR.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally each year tens of millions of patients suffer disabling injuries or die from medical malpractice or insufficient attention, and estimates that even in developed countries one in 10 patients suffers some type of injury during their stay in hospital as a result of errors or adverse events, and up to 50% of the complications that arise in surgical care are in fact avoidable.
Patient safety in the health sector today is fundamental in healthcare services, given the probability that a patient suffers some type of injury as the result of medical care is 1 out of 300, a figure much higher than other “high-risk” activities such as aviation where the figure is 1 out of 1,000,000.
Statements on the agreement
“In everis we look for partners that allow us to offer high added value services to our clients. The experience of QRIntl in terms of accreditation and patient safety is recognized throughout the world and we are confident that together we can offer a first class service. Furthermore, QRIntl is the perfect partner to mantain our ehCOS products up to date with the most advanced international practices on patient safety, which is undoubtedly one of the pillars upon which rests the whole design of our solutions”, says Mario Chao, partner of everis health.
Dr. David Jaimovich, president of QRIntl says his company “was set up with the aim of meeting the needs of healthcare organizations that strive to offer the best possible care to their patients in their facilities and organizational systems, which require improvement and advancement of their processes in the field of health, to adapt to the rapid changes in medicine and technology we have experienced in recent decades. Therefore our partnership with everis part of the NTT DATA group, one of the top consulting companies on a global level and leading developer of technology solutions in health, allows us to offer unique solutions and our expertise in patient safety, for the improvement of tools that enhance the quality of health care, as is the case of the ehCOS products designed by everis“.
For further information, please contact Quality Resources International, Inc.
Conference focuses on some of the most challenging healthcare
topics for Hospitals in China The Chinese Hospital Association
(CHA) and Quality
Resources International (QRI) launched a collaborative demonstration
project this week designed to improve patient safety in China. Healthcare
professionals representing the top Tier 3 hospitals from six different
regions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) attended a conference
titled “Improve Healthcare Quality, Ensure Patient Safety” in Beijing, PRC.
Participants included hospital leaders and clinical specialists in the
areas of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and infectious diseases.
Eric Chong, Deputy Secretary of the Chinese Hospital Association
stated: “We believe that QRI has developed an excellent, practical,
hands-on coaching project for six of the top tier 3 hospitals chosen for a
Multi-Center, Multi-Region Quality Improvement project. The first phase of
the project focused on three of the most important quality and patient
safety issues, Medication Management, IV Therapy Safety and Hospital
Acquired Infections. These three very important initiatives are aligned
with the overall Ministry of Health and the Chinese Hospital Association’s
strategies for improving healthcare quality and ensure patient safety
throughout the hospitals in China.”
He added, “We are
especially pleased with the results of the first training seminar and for
the information and quality tools that QRI shared with the representatives
of the various hospitals. Upon returning to their hospitals, the
participants will be able to implement all of the information that was
shared with them to demonstrate the benefits of targeted, efficient and
evidence based process improvement projects can have on patient outcomes.”
The Conference which inaugurated a two year demonstration
project featured comprehensive presentations and group exercises from QRI
leaders, Chinese and international consultants who covered topics that
included: Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, How Reporting Medical
Errors Can Make a Difference in Patient Outcomes, Communication Strategies,
Chinese Hospital Accreditation Standards, IV Therapy Safety, Managing the
Pharmacy Workflow to Minimize Errors, Tracer Methodology, Developing a
Comprehensive Medication Safety Strategic Plan and Program, Using Care
Bundles to Improve Healthcare Quality.
Dr. David Jaimovich,
President of Quality Resources International , stated “I commend the Chinese Hospital Association
for their vision and leadership in focusing on areas of healthcare
that are a challenge for all hospitals around the world. These leading
hospitals in China were chosen to implement new strategies and tools that
will demonstrate sustainable quality and safety improvement by
multidisciplinary teams in their respective organizations.”
According to Dr. Jaimovich, the participants will be implementing these
strategies at their hospitals during the next two years in collaboration
with QRI consultants with expertise and skills in these challenging areas.
The goal of the project is to develop successful sustainable programs and
strategies that are aligned with the Ministry of Health’s efforts in
improving quality and safety for all Chinese citizens. For further
information, please contact Quality Resources International, Inc.
Gesaworld Group, an
international consultancy headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, and QRIntl
have signed a cooperative agreement to develop international healthcare
projects and programs together.
Participating in the 2nd Annual International Seminar in Health
and Sustainability sponsored by Gesaworld Group ,
Dr. David Jaimovich, President of QRIntl stated “Gesaworld Group and
QRIntl share a commitment to projects that contribute to patient safety and
quality improvement of public and private services in the healthcare
sector. We look forward to a long and collaborative relationship
developing innovative and sustainable solutions for the global healthcare