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University of Miami Joins Quantros Patient Safety Center in National Database Study

February 2, 2011
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The Quantros Patient Safety Center (San Francisco, Calif.) and the University ofMiami (UM ‐JMH Center for Patient Safety) have agreed to jointly study the QPSC national database of patient incidents and evaluate its potential for helping predict and prevent certain types of hospital incidents. As a federally certified Patient Safety Organization (PSO), QPSC affords participating healthcare organizations federal protection for their safety event data and associated documentation. With more than 2.0 million patient safety incidents reported in more than 800 hospitals, the QPSC database is believed to be the largest nationwide collection of patient incident data.

Researchers from Quantros and the University of Miami will analyze the QPSC patient incident data and identify how it can be used to support predictive modeling for a variety of patient safety events. “Based on their findings, Quantros and University of Miami will create and disseminate ‘Gold Standard’ best practice methods designed to improve data reporting and event management processes,” said Howard Gitlow, Ph.D., Professor of Management Science at the University of Miami School of Business Administration and Co‐Principal Investigator of this study.

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