METAIRE, LA. and SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.-July 10, 2013-East Jefferson General Hospital, a 420-bed Nurse Magnet hospital in Metairie, La., and RGP Healthcare™, a division of Resources Global Professionals (Nasdaq: RECN), today jointly announced that East Jefferson is making a major commitment to enhancing patient well-being and satisfaction through its adoption of Pavisse™, a unique health IT system that manages patient safety, privacy and other compliance-related incidents. East Jefferson is the first Louisiana hospital to adopt Pavisse.
"East Jefferson is committed to promotion of patient safety and satisfaction," said East Jefferson Chief Quality Officer Ruby Brewer. "We conducted a thorough review of available incident management systems and determined that Pavisse was the right system to leverage our patient safety initiatives."
Developed by RGP Healthcare, Pavisse is an end-to-end incident management solution that helps hospitals report, manage and remediate potential violations of any pertinent regulation or standard. For instance, a hospital might mislabel medication or not have the right surgical equipment. Pavisse captures incident data and provides required reports to multiple patient safety organizations and state agencies on demand. Pavisse also helps healthcare organizations customize workflow, data collection, analysis and reporting to meet specific needs as well as eliminate complex data transfers and double data entry.
"Pavisse gives our hospital a better and more efficient method for analyzing incidents and implementing corrective actions," Brewer added. "This reduces paperwork and allows our staff to spend more time caring for patients."
Said RGP Healthcare President Radgia Cook: "We are delighted that East Jefferson selected Pavisse. East Jefferson has already set high standards for patient care, and we look forward to helping it continue to improve safety and efficacy for the people of the greater New Orleans area."
Pavisse is the latest in a series of cost-effective and innovative technologies East Jefferson is using to promote better patient care.
About East Jefferson General Hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) began as a not-for-profit community hospital serving the burgeoning suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana. Today, EJGH stands as a state-of-the-art hospital with more than 420 beds. In 2002, EJGH became Louisiana's first Nurse Magnet Hospital, and in 2012 it became the only hospital in Louisiana awarded Magnet recertification a third time. This honor is bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center on select hospitals that demonstrate excellence in patient care and provide a superior environment for professional nurses. The hospital is also a certified member of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Network, with access to treatment pathways and protocols developed and used at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Still a community hospital with a board comprised of representatives throughout the community, our patients are served by a staff of more than 3,000 team members and more than 650 physicians.
A highly affordable and effective incident management system, Pavisse™ has the unique ability to capture incident data and provide required reports to multiple patient safety organizations (PSO) and state agencies on-demand or via a set scheduling process that includes quarterly and annual report capabilities. Healthcare organizations (HCOs) can customize workflow, data collection, analysis and reporting to meet specific needs without the need for complex data transformations or double data-entry. Content-driven, Pavisse can be easily applied to potentially any type of incident management workflow. Innovative reporting capabilities provide executive dashboard overview and monitoring as well as unparalleled internal benchmarking and Pareto graphing for easy-to-understand outcomes and problem area identification. Dynamic automated workflow provides unique issue audit and corrective action plan capabilities, and the CAP Toolkit includes an extensive online archive of global best practices. Learn more at www.pavisse.com
About RGP Healthcare
Headquartered in San Francisco, RGP Healthcare, the healthcare division of Resources Global Professionals, was created to meet the growing needs of the healthcare sector. Its experts have deep industry knowledge and experience in a variety of disciplines, particularly patient safety and HIPAA compliance, and incident management and remediation. Specialty areas include sentinel event forensic analysis (12-hour response time), 30-day readmissions analysis and prevention strategies, accreditation consulting and automation, ICD-10 education and other professional services that support and enhance the strategic initiatives of healthcare organizations of any size or shape, including acute and long-term care providers.
Resources Global Professionals (RGP), the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN), is a multinational professional services firm that helps business leaders execute internal initiatives. Partnering with business leaders, the company drives internal change across all parts of a global enterprise-accounting, finance, risk management and internal audit, corporate advisory, strategic communications and restructuring, information management, human capital, supply chain management, healthcare solutions, and legal and regulatory services. Founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm RGP today is a publicly traded company, listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, with over 2900 professionals, annually serving approximately 1900 clients around the world from 75 offices. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., RGP has served 86 of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as many of the nation's leading healthcare organizations.
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East Jefferson General Hospital, Donna Carbajal, 504-889-7110