American Hospital Association endorsed solution to be implemented
throughout Health Management's 59 hospital locations across the United
TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - RL Solutions, developers of innovative
and easy-to-use healthcare quality and safety software, announced today
that Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA) will be deploying RL6
throughout its system to manage adverse events and patient feedback.
Health Management currently operates 59 facilities in 15 states with
approximately 8,900 licensed beds and 35,800 dedicated Associates. The
company recently identified the need for a safety software system that
is web-based and facilitates the use of dashboards, tracking and
trending by each facility. The ability to migrate information from
Health Management's previous incident reporting system was also a must.
After a thorough search and analysis, the organization decided on RL6
from RL Solutions. RL6 will allow Health Management leadership to
capture, manage and analyze both incidents and patient feedback, while
providing a fully robust, configurable and web based reporting system.
"Health Management is committed to implementing best practices that
improve quality of care, promote the best use of resources, and
increase patient and physician satisfaction," said Linda Epstein, Vice
President & Associate General Counsel, Health Management Associates.
"It is in this spirit that we chose a partner who we felt could help us
deliver on this promise. We believe RL6 from RL Solutions will allow us
to maintain our high standards of quality care, and offer new
opportunities to improve the overall patient experience."
"Health Management strives to achieve top quality care through strategic
initiatives that help its hospitals improve the quality of services
provided to patients each day," said Sanjay Malaviya, President & CEO,
RL Solutions. "One such example of this is their adherence to The Joint
Commission's Core Measures program. At the end of 2010, Health
Management scored 98.6 on a scale of 100 on the Core Measures Index, an
exemplary feat for any organization. We are honored to partner with an
organization that puts so much effort into the patient experience, and
look forward to working with Health Management to make healthcare
About Health Management Associates
Health Management enables America's best local health care by providing
the people, processes, capital and expertise necessary for its hospital
and physician partners to fulfill their local missions of delivering
superior health care services. Upon completion of its previously
announced Mercy Health Partners transaction, Health Management, through
its subsidiaries, will operate 66 hospitals, with approximately 10,300
licensed beds, in non-urban communities located throughout the United
States. All references to "Health Management," "HMA" or the "Company"
used in this release refer to Health Management Associates, Inc. and
its affiliates. For more information, visit www.hma.com.
About RL Solutions RL Solutions designs innovative healthcare software for patient
feedback, incident reporting & risk management, infection surveillance
and claims management. At RL Solutions, nurturing long-lasting
relationships with our clients is what we do best. RL Solutions has
over 800 clients, including healthcare networks, hospitals, long-term
care facilities and more. RL Solutions is a global company with offices
in Canada, the United States, Australia and the UK. For more
information, visit www.rlsolutions.com , or follow @rlsolutions on Twitter.
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