SACRAMENTO and SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.- Feb. 12, 2014-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 is implementing Pavisse™, a cutting-edge technology for monitoring and ensuring patient safety, at three additional facilities.
Rideout plans to add Pavisse at The Fountains Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, The Courtyard Assisted Living, and The Gardens Alzheimer's & Special Care facilities. Pavisse has already been implemented at Rideout Memorial Hospital and Fremont Medical Center.
Pavisse, developed by RGP Healthcare, is a new comprehensive incident management solution designed to help patient-care facilities manage patient safety, patient privacy and other compliance-related functions across the enterprise.
"Patient safety and quality of care of is the No. 1 priority at Rideout," said Istikram Qaderi, M.D., Senior VP, Chief of Quality & Medical Affairs Officer at Rideout. "We are using Pavisse as part of our effort to build a culture of safety across our whole system."
Dr. Qaderi oversees Rideout's programs for quality, patient safety and satisfaction. Programs include 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.
Said RGP Healthcare President Radgia Cook: "Rideout Health is at the forefront of using innovative technologies to improve patient care, and we are delighted they are expanding Pavisse into more facilities."
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.
About Pavisse 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.
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, we drive 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.
RGP was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm. Today, we are a publicly traded company with 3,100 professionals, annually serving over 1,800 clients around the world from more than 70 practice offices.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, RGP has served 87 of the Fortune 100 companies.
The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the exchange's highest tier by listing standards. More information about RGP is available at http://www.RGP.com.
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