Center for Healthcare Accreditation experts express concern with Medication Reconciliation requirements for 2009 National Patient Safety Goals

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(http://www.accreditationcenter.com), a membership organization of The Greeley Company (http://www.greeley.com), is a leading provider of hospital accreditation and regulatory compliance consulting, education, and training for Joint Commission and CMS requirements. Expert accreditation consultants offered their opinions and analyses of the 2009 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) Medication Reconciliation to members on the recently redesigned Center for Healthcare Accreditation membership website.

Many of our consulting clients have not quite figured out how to make medication reconciliation work. And now we're presented with a whole new list of documentation challenges for 2009, not least of which is figuring out exactly what the new requirements mean

The Center for Healthcare Accreditation (http://www.accreditationcenter.com), a membership organization of The Greeley Company (http://www.greeley.com), is a leading provider of hospital accreditation and regulatory compliance consulting, education, and training for Joint Commission and CMS requirements. Expert accreditation consultants offered their opinions and analyses of the 2009 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) Medication Reconciliation to members on the recently redesigned Center for Healthcare Accreditation membership website.

"Many of our consulting clients have not quite figured out how to make medication reconciliation work. And now we're presented with a whole new list of documentation challenges for 2009, not least of which is figuring out exactly what the new requirements mean," said Bud Pate, REHS, Vice President of The Greeley Company. Pate went on to comment, "This is exactly the type of challenge that the Center is intended to help our member organizations with meeting."

Helping healthcare organizations to respond effectively to the myriad of accreditation standards and standard changes is a key part of the mission for this membership organization. Healthcare leaders work with Center advisors to not only maintain their accreditation standing, but to go beyond accreditor requirements and identify broader quality and process improvements for the organization.

"We believe the redesign of our Center for Healthcare Accreditation website will provide members with enhanced access to their advisors, and allow advisors to better assist organizations to navigate the complex landscape of standards, clarifications, and recommendations coming from accrediting organizations," said Steven Bryant, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Greeley Company.

About the Center for Healthcare Accreditation:
The Center for Healthcare Accreditation is a membership organization from The Greeley Company that helps member healthcare organizations achieve accreditation and regulatory compliance through practical and sustainable solutions to Joint Commission and CMS compliance challenges. Membership includes on-call access to an expert advisor, unlimited access to an extensive online document library, and quarterly broadcast events. http://www.accreditationcenter.com

About The Greeley Company:
The Greeley Company, (http://www.greeley.com) a consulting division of HCPro, Inc. (http://www.hcpro.com), is a physician-led healthcare consulting and education company. Specializing in accreditation standards and medical staff effectiveness, Greeley provides practical, effective solutions to assist leaders of today's healthcare organizations.

About HCPro, Inc.:
Established in 1986, HCPro, Inc. (http://www.hcpro.com), a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, based in Marblehead, MA, provides information, products and services assisting healthcare providers both in and outside the U.S. with regulatory compliance and best practices for healthcare management. The company delivers its mission-critical content in a wide variety of complementary, integrated platforms including print and electronic formats, specialized training programs, as well as live events and consulting services to meet the specific needs of healthcare managers. The Company's leading brands, HCPro, HealthLeaders Media, and The Greeley Company, are well-known and highly respected.

To view all of HCPro's safety compliance offerings, please visit HCPro's Healthcare Marketplace at http://www.hcmarketplace.com.

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