SACRAMENTO and SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.- Aug. 6 , 2013-Rideout Health, a non-profit community-based healthcare system, and RGP Healthcare™, a division of Resources Global Professionals (NASDAQ: RECN), today jointly announced that Rideout has selected and is implementing Pavisse™, a cutting-edge technology for monitoring and ensuring patient safety.
Rideout operates facilities and services located throughout Yuba, Sutter and Nevada counties. They include acute-care hospitals Rideout Memorial and Fremont Medical Center; the Heart Center at Rideout; the Rideout Cancer Center, affiliated with UC Davis Medical Center; outpatient primary and specialty clinics and a host of ancillary services, including senior living services, home health, hospice and durable medical equipment.
Pavisse, developed by RGP Healthcare, is a new comprehensive incident management solution designed to help hospitals manage patient safety, patient privacy and other compliance-related functions across the enterprise.
"We will be one of the first hospitals in the Sacramento region to deploy this software," said Istikram Qaderi, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at Rideout.
"We'll first deploy Pavisse at Rideout Memorial and once the system is running smoothly, we'll look to using it at other locations in our organization to help us continually monitor and improve the safety and quality of our patient care, which is always our number one priority."
Dr. Qaderi is responsible for planning and directing Rideout's programs for quality, patient safety and satisfaction, including infection prevention and control; analytics and performance excellence; risk management; care coordination/case management; and compliance with TJC and CMS standards and conditions of participation as well as state and federal regulations.
Dr. Qaderi, a former surgeon, shifted his career focus in recent years to helping healthcare organizations work with doctors and other staff to align clinical care and patient-centered services in programs for performance improvement. He has spoken and published extensively on topics such as quality, physician and staff engagement, safety, patient satisfaction, performance excellence and culture change.
Dr. Qaderi views RGP Healthcare President Radgia Cook as an "innovator" in patient safety and incident management and further described the Pavisse product as transformational. "Pavisse is just one of several state-of-the-art tools we will use to deliver on this mission," Dr. Qaderi said. "It is comprehensive, intuitive, easy to deploy and customizable to each facility's needs. And RGP consultants are available to help us reap maximum benefit."
Said Cook: "Rideout Health is just the type of forward-thinking partner we sought. We are excited about partnering with Rideout Health as they continue to serve as a national model for the delivery of quality healthcare."
About Rideout Health
Rideout Health is the independent, non-profit, community-based healthcare organization that operates Rideout Memorial Hospital, Fremont Medical Center, the Rideout Cancer Center, the Heart Center at Rideout and other medical facilities in Yuba, Sutter and Nevada Counties. With 1,800 staff, it also is the area's largest non-government employer, and has approximately 263 physicians on its medical staff. In fulfillment of its mission to provide quality healthcare to everyone, regardless of financial circumstance, in 2011 the organization provided nearly $50 million in unreimbursed or free medical care to uninsured or under-insured patients. www.RideoutHealth.org.
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 1800 clients around the world from over 70 practice offices. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., RGP has served 87 of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as many of the nation's leading healthcare organizations.
RGP/Wendy Tanaka, Sitrick And Company, (415) 369-8447
Rideout Health/C. Fontayne, Cynthia@Fontayne.com, (530)743-4488