June 30, 2006
The Sullivan Group announces contract with Wood County Hospital.
Pioneering Solution Supports Systematic Approach to Risk and Safety in the Emergency Departments of America
The Sullivan Group (TSG), a leading provider of risk management solutions for medical professionals, announced today the signing of Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green, Ohio to it’s Emergency Medicine Risk Initiative (EMRI). EMRI has been proven to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors in the practice of emergency medicine.
EMRI presents a completely new concept in emergency medicine risk management: a systematic approach to risk and safety via a continuous cycle of improvement that includes education, performance reviews, and a real-time, bedside-prompted documentation tool. The first step is education - TSG’s computer-based training (CBT) is a comprehensive library of physician and nursing educational courses delivered via the World Wide Web. The second component is a web-based audit tool that evaluates performance in critical aspects of quality of care and risk reduction. The third piece of the cycle is the PromptCharts EM®, which prompt the practitioner through the key clinical indicators for all high-risk patient complaints. Research has shown that this documentation method results in the highest quality medical records.
“EMRI was created based on the risk and safety programs from the airline and nuclear industries. We have demonstrated an ability to improve patient care, reduce litigation, and drive economic benefits to the clients we serve, which exceed 500 U.S. hospitals. A continuous, systematic approach drives physician practice changes that result in significant improvements in performance,” said Dr. Daniel Sullivan, founder and CEO of TSG.
Joanne White, Chief Information Officer at Wood County states, “We chose The Sullivan Group after a significant amount of research and input. Our belief is that the EMRI system will have a significant impact on our emergency department’s performance, risk reduction, improved documentation and billing, and best serve the patients that visit our facility.”
About The Sullivan Group
The Sullivan Group’s patient safety and risk management system combines web-based risk and safety education programs, intelligent medical records for physicians and nurses, and a web-based clinical audit tool to help medical professionals decrease errors and improve patient outcomes. This new paradigm in risk reduction and patient safety has helped hundreds of hospital emergency departments reduce their malpractice claims by more than 40%. The Sullivan Group serves more than 500 hospitals, healthcare organizations, and insurance companies nationwide, including HCA, Premier, and Triad hospitals, and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. For more information, please visit www.thesullivangroup.com, or call 1-866-Med-Risk.