Quantros Releases New Stroke Module to Support Joint Commission's New Measure Set and AHA's Get with the Guidelines Program

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Module Supports Quality of Care Delivery Improvement Efforts to Stroke Patients

Quantros is pleased to be aligned with prestigious organizations such as The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association.

Quantros, a leading provider of healthcare quality and patient safety software, has added a Stroke Module to its Quantros Regulatory Reporting Management (RRM) Solution. The Stroke Module expands the already comprehensive quality reporting offerings Quantros provides for Core Measures and related national registries. It was developed to help healthcare providers improve the quality of care given to patients who suffer a stroke, and ultimately help increase their survival rates.

The RRM Stroke Module supports both The Joint Commission's (TJC) recently announced Stroke measure set as well as the American Heart Association's (AHA) Get with the GuidelinesSM (GWTG) program. This newest addition to the RRM family supports the collection, entry, reporting and submission of stroke data to both organizations. Although participation in Stroke Core Measures and the AHA GWTG programs are voluntary, an increasing number of healthcare providers are targeting high-cost disease states in an effort to improve quality of care while containing costs.

Quantros Director of Product Management, Neena Arora, MD, notes, "The best course of care for stroke patients uses standardized and coordinated processes based on best practice guidelines and then tailors the treatment to specific patient needs. Quantros RRM automates and streamlines the capture and management of stroke quality data and helps healthcare providers rapidly evaluate ways to improve performance and clinical practice."

Benefits of using Quantros RRM for Stroke

The Quantros RRM provides a wealth of benefits designed to efficiently process and manage quality data including:

  •     Web-based, hosted access real-time data quality, performance monitoring, and comparative reporting
  •     Automatic daily upload of data with the option of real-time admittance and discharge data interfaces
  •     Single point of entry for data collection, analysis and submission of Stroke Core Measure data for both TJC and GWTG
  •     Clinical data uploads to reduce abstraction resource burdens and increase abstraction accuracy

As noted above, use of the Quantros RRM for stroke allows its participants to automatically send data to the GWTG program Patient Management Tool (PMT) managed by Outcome Sciences, Cambridge, MA.

"The treatment rate among under-one-hour-arriving patients is good news for Get With The Guidelines' hospitals," said Jeffrey L. Saver, M.D., lead author of the study and professor of neurology and director of the Stroke Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. "Prior studies have suggested that 25-30 percent of early arriving patients are fully eligible for clot-busting drug treatment, and Get With The Guidelines-Stroke hospitals are delivering the therapy to virtually all these individuals."

"Quantros is pleased to be aligned with prestigious organizations such as The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association." Chris Bethell, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management stated. "This collaboration reaffirms not just the commitment Quantros has to improving safety and quality within healthcare but also highlights the invaluable work done by the AHA on behalf of patients and providers," he said.

Additional details concerning Quantros RRM and the Stroke Module can be obtained by emailing Quantros Sales Team or visiting Quantros.

About Quantros
Quantros provides real-time knowledge creation solutions for benchmarking, patient safety, accreditation and compliance, and outcomes monitoring for leading healthcare providers, payers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Quantros' web delivered applications provide a standard platform for automating resource intensive manual processes. Through a variety of direct sales and vendor partners, more than 2,000 hospitals are licensed to use Quantros' web-based technology solutions.

Quantros team members include physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals. We are a healthcare information management technology company with a difference; our key product decisions are driven by experts in healthcare quality and performance improvement, safety, compliance, risk management and nursing.

About The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Certification Program:
The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification program was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association. It is based on the Brain Attack Coalition's "Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers." It is the best signal to your community that the quality care you provide is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.

About the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines:
American Heart Association (AHA) Get With The GuidelinesSM (GWTG) is an evidence-based program for in-hospital quality improvement. It puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals, helping to ensure that the care they provide to coronary artery disease, stroke and heart failure patients is aligned with the latest scientific guidelines. Results obtained by using the guidelines and measuring performance have been demonstrated. Stroke patients who reach hospitals within the "golden hour" are twice as likely to get a clot-busting drug.


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