Montana Health Research and Education Foundation Subscribes to Saferating Inc. Paperless Form Technology for Comparison Study

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Saferating Inc. announces that Helena, Montana -based Montana Health Research and Education Foundation has awarded a contact to Saferating, Inc. The contract designs a custom, web-based Adverse Drug Event reporting tool utilizing the power of Paperless Form Technology.

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Montana Health Research and Education Foundation (MHREF) has selected Saferating Inc. as the vendor for its Health Information Technology Planning Grant funded by AHRQ. The pilot project has selected 10 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) to participate. Five hospitals will use a customized Adverse Drug Event web form utilizing Saferating's PFT, while five other hospitals will use a paper based version of the custom form.

The project design will compare paper-based reporting with web-based (on line) reporting to determine if a cost effective IT solution will lead to decrease in Adverse Drug Events in Critical Access Hospitals.

About Saferating Inc

A leader in Paperless Form Technology solutions for the health care industry, Saferating.com provides HIPAA compliant applications to document and report clinical activity, as well as other solutions for meeting JCAHO requirements for reporting of Adverse Drug Reaction, Medication Errors, Incident Reporting, Patient Satisfaction Surveys, and Competency Assessment.

SAFERATING.COM’s solutions improve patient care, reduce costs by eliminating paper-based forms and redundant data entry. Saferating.com is based in Lewiston Maine. For more information on Saferating.com, please visit http://www.saferating.com.

Saferating's unlimited model allows subscriber’s to design and build an unlimited number of forms and dynamic databases utilizing its PFT. For more information on Saferating.com, please visit http://ww.saferating.com.

About The Montana Health Research and Education Foundation (MHREF)

The Montana Health Research and Education Foundation (MHREF) was established by MHA as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to provide education and research for today's changing health care market. MHREF is best known as the agency that administered the Medical Assistance Facility (MAF) Demonstration Project for eleven years, the nation's first - and recognized as its most successful - limited service rural hospital model.

The project was created to ensure access to health care services in frontier areas that otherwise could not maintain acute care services. The Critical Access Hospital (CAH) program authorized by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 is based on Montana's MAFs. MHREF administers major portions of Montana's federal Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant to support CAH facilities at the request of the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS).

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