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Prista Corporation’s ActionCue® Clinical Intelligence is a new Endorsed Partner by Texas’s TORCH Management Services, Inc. (TMSI)

 

TMSI EndorsedPrista Corporation, maker of ActionCue® Clinical Intelligence, a software platform for healthcare quality-safety and performance improvement is now an Endorsed Partner of TMSI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH).

Prista Corporation, an industry leader in clinical intelligence software for healthcare quality-safety and performance improvement, is proud to announce their latest endorsement – that of TORCH Management Services, Inc.

“Over the past 12 years, Prista has successfully deployed ActionCue CI to many hospitals in 33 states – including 25 in Texas alone. Gaining this important endorsement from TMSI further validates the key role ActionCue CI plays in facilitating continuous performance improvement in patient care and safety by providing actionable insights in real-time to healthcare leaders and their staffs. We look forward to working with TMSI/TORCH members to bring ActionCue CI to bear on solving their challenges,” said Don Jarrell, President of Prista Corporation.

“TMSI is pleased to welcome Prista Corporation as an Endorsed Partner,” said Vicki Pascasio, FACHE, President of TMSI.  Ms. Pascasio continued, “This endorsement recognizes that Prista’s ActionCue CI platform can assist our TORCH member hospitals in achieving their goals while adhering to excellent standards.  Like all our Endorsed Partners, Prista has gone through a thorough vetting process.”

About Prista Corporation: Prista’s mission is to help healthcare providers create and sustain a “Culture of Quality” in their organizations. In other words, an environment that drives continuous performance improvement in patient care and safety. Prista does this by developing innovative, intuitive, easy-to-use software that goes beyond traditional reporting to provide actionable insights in real-time. With Prista’s ActionCue CI platform, information is more readily available, more meaningful, and more actionably insightful for healthcare executives, managers, and clinical staff.

About TMSI: TORCH Management Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) created for the purpose of having an organization that could engage with services on behalf of the TORCH membership.  TMSI provides value-added services to rural healthcare organizations, thereby enhancing their opportunities for success.

About TORCH: The Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals envisions rural Texas as having access to the highest quality health care.  To accomplish this, TORCH’s mission is to be the voice and principal advocate for rural and community hospitals in Texas and to provide leadership in addressing the special needs and issues of these hospitals. For more information, visit torchnet.org.

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Prista Corporation’s ActionCue® Clinical Intelligence Endorsed by Georgia Hospital Health Services

ActionCue® Clinical Intelligence, a software platform for healthcare quality-safety and performance improvement from Prista Corporation, has been endorsed by Georgia Hospital Health Services.

Prista Corporation, an industry leader in clinical intelligence software for healthcare quality-safety and performance improvement, is proud to announce that their flagship product, ActionCue® Clinical Intelligence, has been endorsed by Georgia Hospital Health Services (GHHS), a subsidiary of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA).

“Over the past 12 years, Prista has successfully deployed ActionCue CI to many hospitals in 33 states. Gaining this important endorsement from GHHS further validates the key role ActionCue CI plays in facilitating continuous performance improvement in patient care and safety by providing actionable insights in real-time to healthcare leaders and their staffs. We look forward to working with GHHS/GHA members to bring ActionCue CI to bear on solving their challenges,” said Don Jarrell, President of Prista Corporation.

“GHHS is pleased to endorse Prista’s ActionCue as a premier data-driven platform that can facilitate improvement and advance the health of individuals and communities in Georgia,” said Bill Wylie, Sr. VP of Business Operations for the Georgia Hospital Association. Wylie continued, “ActionCue has passed GHHS’s rigorous due diligence process, and this endorsement signifies GHHS believes the platform to be of high quality, that it can provide a benefit to our members, and that it fits within GHA’s strategic plan.”

About Prista Corporation: Prista’s mission is to help healthcare providers create and sustain a “Culture of Quality” in their organizations. In other words, an environment that drives continuous performance improvement in patient care and safety. Prista does this by developing innovative, intuitive, easy-to-use software that goes beyond traditional reporting to provide actionable insights in real-time. With Prista’s ActionCue CI platform, information is more readily available, more meaningful, and more actionably insightful for healthcare executives, managers, and clinical staff.

About GHHS: GHHS, Inc. is a for-profit subsidiary of the Georgia Hospital Association. Founded in 1989, GHHS serves member hospitals by offering various types of programs. GHHS may either create a program to serve a membership need, exclusively market a program for GHA members, or endorse services and assist in creating awareness plans.

About GHA: Founded in 1929, GHA serves more than 170 hospitals in Georgia and promotes the health and welfare of the public through the development of better hospital care for all Georgia’s citizens. The mission of GHA is to advance the health of individuals and communities by serving as the leading advocate for all Georgia hospitals and health care systems. GHA represents its members before the General Assembly and Congress, as well as state and federal regulatory agencies, and is an allied member of the American Hospital Association. For more information, visit gha.org.

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Performance Improvement in Healthcare White Paper Released By Prista Corporation

Performance Improvement: The Hidden Link to Creating a Culture of Clinical Performance” is available now for download from www.PristaCorp.com

[Austin, Texas]

Healthcare providers are focused on delivering care. That means always seeking better ways to improve patient outcomes, make reporting easier, and meet financial goals. It’s a big job that never ends. That’s why  Prista Corporation Chief Mission Officer Billie Anne Schoppman and Prista’s President Don Jarrell have co-authored a white paper aimed at helping healthcare executives and others in leadership positions develop a performance improvement focused culture of quality.

The paper sets out a powerful, results-based definition of clinical performance, then moves on to the “hidden link” in creating a Culture of Clinical Performance, including six key elements in creating a performance culture and how the right technology can support performance improvement. The white paper is available for download at www.pristacorp.com/hidden-link.

After reading the report, healthcare professionals in leadership roles will be better equipped to inspire and motivate their teams toward developing a true culture of quality and performance improvement that leads to better patient outcomes and improved financial performance. “After all, we didn’t get into this profession to enter data and generate reports. We want to deliver real improvement in patient’s lives,” said Billie Anne Schoppman, Prista’s Chief Mission Officer.

“Managing quality and risk and complying with reporting demand are only two legs of a three-legged stool,” said Don Jarrell, Prista’s President. “The “third leg” is a culture of clinical performance improvement. Without this, although a team might be well within compliance requirements, they are likely not delivering to their full potential and truly achieving performance improvement,” he continued.

Prista’s flagship product, ActionCue Clinical Intelligence (ActionCue CI), is transforming the way hospitals manage incident reporting, risk/quality management and performance improvement. No other software solution addresses all three functions in a single, integrated workflow. Billie Anne Schoppman, has over 35 years of experience in healthcare leadership roles, including patient quality and performance improvement in clinical settings. Don Jarrell has over 35 years of experience in product management and software design for healthcare and telecom industries.

Prista regularly publishes content on their website in the form of blog articles and downloadable white papers. In addition, Prista sends a monthly “quick read” digest of industry items of interest. White papers may be downloaded from the Prista website, and the site also contains a subscription form to get the monthly digest.

About Prista Corporation: Prista’s mission is to help healthcare providers create and sustain a “Culture of Quality” in their organizations. In other words, an environment that drives continuous performance improvement in patient care and safety. Prista does this by developing innovative, intuitive, easy-to-use software that goes beyond traditional reporting to provide actionable insights in real-time. With Prista’s ActionCue CI platform, information is more readily available, more meaningful, and more actionably insightful for healthcare executives, managers, and clinical staff.

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Prista Adds Healthcare Leader Keith Thurgood to Board of Directors

AUSTIN, Texas, November 14, 2017 – Prista Corporation announces the addition of Keith Thurgood, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors, further demonstrating the company’s commitment to improving patient care quality and safety through strategic innovation and leadership.

“This was an easy decision to make, given the strong leadership team already in place and the momentum that Prista has in the marketplace as a technology leader,” said Thurgood.

Thurgood, a Clinical Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, brings a unique perspective on healthcare, operations management and leadership, having served in senior level leadership positions at both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, including the US Army where he served in the Secretary of the Army’s office of Business Transformation and retired as a 2-star General.

In addition to his responsibilities at UT Dallas, Dr. Thurgood is a faculty member and senior advisor for the Thayer Leader Development Group (West Point, New York), and is a managing partner with Pioneer Partnership Development Group.

Thurgood’s arrival coincides with an expansion and re-positioning of Prista’s ActionCue® Clinical Intelligence product to address the deepest, most strategic and most challenging needs of healthcare executives, such as those Keith teaches. Prista’s plan for its ActionCue platform as an innovative, integrated and balanced view of both clinical and financial performance in hospitals is to provide a better source of executive management insight than any other product on the market.

“Prista is uniquely positioned to drive sustainable quality, safety and performance improvements,” Thurgood said. “By leveraging the functionality of an integrated platform like ActionCue, patient safety events are reduced, quality improves, and the performance curve accelerates.”

The newest member of Prista’s Board of Directors, Thurgood joins board members David Conejo, CEO of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services, and Dennis Cagan, a recognized authority on corporate governance. He is also welcomed by Prista’s founders Don Jarrell and Billie Anne Schoppman.

“Keith has incredible insights and standing regarding leadership in the healthcare industry,” said Jarrell, CEO of Prista. “He will be extremely valuable to Prista in both direction-setting and substance as we continue to bring key strategic innovation to the management of clinical and financial performance for all sectors of healthcare delivery.”

About Prista

Prista provides the ActionCue® Clinical Intelligence online application, an innovative platform integrating Quality Management, Event Reporting and Investigation, and Performance Improvement functionality. Beyond a dashboard or reporting tool, ActionCue provides a complete work environment for staff, management and executives to obtain immediate insights into all clinical issues and what is being done to improve them, and to own and drive the improvement-centered quality-safety process as never before.

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Alliance with CIHQ

Prista Corporation and the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) Collaborate to Enhance Patient Safety

Collaboration

About the Collaboration

Prista and CIHQ are driving for the same goal – to radically improve the effectiveness and efficiency of quality-safety* efforts in healthcare delivery organizations. While the organizations differ in services and approach, their philosophies related to providing education, resources and tools to the healthcare community are well aligned.

Through a variety of communication vehicles, CIHQ provides education, shares perspectives on patient safety and compliance, and presents available resources and tools. Through its ActionCue Clinical Intelligence online application, Prista enables subscribers to significantly reduce and streamline the mechanics and manual data manipulation of the improvement processes for quality-safety.

Billie Anne Schoppman, Chief Mission Officer at Prista reflects “CIHQ is innovative, nimble and responsive just like Prista and makes a great partner to really help care providers break through some stasis and inertia to put best practices to work and drive quality and safety improvement like never before – effectively, efficiently and consistently.”

Rick Curtis, Chief Executive Officer of CIHQ, explains his perspective; “We’re excited to partner with Prista. Both our organizations share a common Mission and purpose. Our partnership will enable Prista clients to access our vast array of web-based support services, and our clients will benefit from access to Prista’s innovative quality and patient safety management platform. It’s not just a win/win for both companies, it’s a win/win for our respective clients.”

Be on the lookout for lots of content and opportunities to participate in demonstrations to learn how Prista’s ActionCue platform and CIHQ’s  education, advice and content go hand-in-hand to advance our joint subscribers and members to the forefront of America’s healthcare organizations.

* – Quality-safety reflects Prista’s position that care quality and safety for patients are inseparable and should naturally be addressed together in an integrated improvement–centered management process.

 

Center for Improvement of Healthcare Quality

About CIHQ

The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) is a membership-based organization comprised of over 300 acute care and critical access hospitals across the United States. Member organizations enjoy a comprehensive program of web-based and other support services designed to help them be successful in their accreditation and certification compliance efforts. CIHQ is also recognized as a deeming-authority by CMS for acute care and long-term acute care hospitals.

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Prista

About Prista

Prista provides the ActionCue® Clinical Intelligence online application, a very innovative platform integrating Quality Management, Event Reporting and Investigation, and Performance Improvement functionality. Beyond a dashboard or reporting tool, ActionCue provides a complete work environment for staff, management and executives to obtain immediate insights into all clinical issues and what is being done to improve them, to own and drive the improvement-centered quality-safety process as never before.

Learn more about ActionCue

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