UHC and Datix Launch New Cloud-Based Patient Safety Program

Jun 25, 2013, 12:43 ET from UHC

CHICAGO, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC, an alliance of 118 US academic medical centers and 290 of their affiliated hospitals in the US, and Datix, a UK-based provider of patient safety technology solutions, have announced an expansion of the UHC Safety Intelligence™ Program. The leading program for improving patient safety at US hospitals has expanded to include a new cloud-based software component. UHC Safety Intelligence™, Powered by Datix® now offers a hosted patient safety software solution, enabling hospitals to securely access the database via the Internet.

"UHC Safety Intelligence™ provides members with the most comprehensive patient safety, risk, and claims data to improve overall hospital quality. The hosted software option offers additional convenience in implementing and maintaining this system," said Irene Thompson, UHC's president and chief executive officer.

The UHC Safety Intelligence™ Program combines an extensive patient safety and risk software suite with the UHC Applied Learning component, which includes aggregate data and analysis, best practices, proven tools, Web conferences, and networking opportunities.

The collaboration between the two companies, UHC and Datix, was announced in September 2012 and is intended to provide UHC members with access to additional patient safety information that can help improve overall care quality.

For more information about the UHC Safety Intelligence™, Powered by Datix® cloud-based software option, contact Stephen Pavkovic, UHC's director of patient safety, at (312) 775-4214.

About UHC
UHC is an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers, which are focused on delivering world-class patient care. Based in Chicago, Ill, UHC fosters collaboration with and among its 118 academic medical center and 290 affiliated hospital members through its renowned programs and services in the areas of comparative data and analytics, performance improvement, supply chain management, strategic research, and public policy. UHC helps its members achieve excellence in quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Formed in 1984, UHC's membership includes the leading nonprofit academic medical centers in the United States. For more information, visit uhc.edu.

About Datix
Datix has been a pioneer in the field of patient safety since 1986 and is today the leading supplier of software for patient safety, risk management, incident, and adverse event reporting. Datix aims to help health care organizations build a culture and practice that drives excellence in patient safety. It recruits and retains people committed to the health care sector and continually invests in its software and services to ensure that it integrates best practice and learning.

Datix is focused on the health and social care sector. Its customers include public and private hospitals, primary care providers, GP surgeries, mental health, and ambulance service providers. Its clients also include organizations delivering care home and domiciliary care services. Within the UK this includes more than 70% of the National Health Service. Internationally the Datix client base is growing rapidly and includes large-scale deployments in Canada and the USA as well as clients in Europe and Australia. Datix is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. To learn more, visit www.datix.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 8971 1971.