UNITED KINGDOM - (HealthTech Wire / News) - Datix announced today that Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC), Canadas leading provider of healthcare liability insurance, has deployed Datix patient safety and risk management software. HIROC has implemented the Datix Accreditation module to deliver its self-assessment program, called the Risk Assessment Checklists, to help its subscribers implement effective, risk mitigation strategies. Since introducing Datix, HIROC has improved efficiencies and reduced the number of questions for assessing the top 30 risks for acute care organizations from 2,000 to just 300.

Prior to the implementation of Datix, HIROC used a custom-built system that had become outdated. HIROC looked for a replacement system that could make the risk management self-assessment process more streamlined, effective and efficient for subscribers. After reviewing other vendors, it selected Datix.

A reputation within the global marketplace

Sara Chow, Healthcare Risk Management Specialist at HIROC commented, From the outset, it was clear that Datix best matched our requirement for a system that was simple to use and offered high levels of flexibility and security.

Part of the appeal of Datix for HIROC was its reputation in the global marketplace and its prior experience working with some of the largest healthcare organizations in Canada, including the province of British Columbia.

HIROC began roll out of the Datix Accreditation module to subscribers in the acute care sector, including regional health authorities. Developed in close partnership with HIROC, the implementation of the new Datix module was successfully carried out on time and budget and has already resulted in improved reporting and reduced administration time.

Encouraging user feedback

Feedback has been encouraging with users citing advantages including ease of use and helpfulness in identifying areas for improvement. Easy to understand drop-down menus have removed the need for much of the free text, saving subscribers valuable time.

Jonathan Hazan, CEO of Datix, concluded, Companies like HIROC which serve a variety of organizations in the not-for-profit sector require automated, highly flexible technology to give members the specialist knowledge and expertise they need to self-assess their risks at low cost. The Datix Accreditation module was developed in partnership with HIROC to provide a way for organizations to ensure they are managing risks to make a real difference to patient safety. We look forward to continuing to work with HIROC as their requirements evolve.

HIROC has started to roll out the Accreditation Module to non-acute teams including family health teams and community health centres. Roll out will continue in 2014 to chronic care/rehab hospitals, Community Care Assessment Centres (CCACs), home care and cancer care facilities and midwives across Canada.

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Source: HealthTech Wire

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