PatientOrderSets.com – a leading provider of evidence-based order sets and advanced order set technology – announces an alliance with Accreditation Canada International (ACI) – a world leader in health care quality improvement services – to improve patient safety worldwide.

PatientOrderSets.com and ACI will work in partnership to foster quality health services and patient safety by providing PatientOrderSets.com comprehensive order set solution and expertise to ACI’s growing network of accredited health care organizations.

Order sets are detailed, evidence-based checklists that allow doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to quickly and easily specify appropriate treatments for hundreds of medical conditions in all parts of a health care organization.

The PatientOrderSets solution is compliant with the policies and processes outlined in the ACI’s Required Organizational Practices (ROPs). ROPs, a vital component of the accreditation program are evidence-based practices that mitigate risk and contribute to improving the quality and safety of health services.

“We’re pleased to form this partnership with Accreditation Canada International,” said Dr. Chris O’Connor, Founder and President of PatientOrderSets.com, “This alliance will result in improved safety and quality of care in ACI accredited health care organizations around the world.”

“ACI’s goal is to increase the quality of care, and PatientOrderSets.com provides an innovative solution that has been shown to improve patient safety while significantly reducing re-admission rates and length-of-stay. Our two organizations are natural partners,” said Sébastien Audette, CEO of Accreditation Canada International, “With PatientOrderSets.com’s advanced tools and software, and with our accreditation service portfolio, we’ve created a very powerful and impactful offering for health care organizations around the globe.”

About Accreditation Canada International (ACI)

Accreditation Canada International (www.internationalaccreditation.ca) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that specializes in offering health care quality improvement services to health organizations worldwide. ACI provides governments, international institutions and health care organizations with a comprehensive service portfolio that delivers leading edge accreditation, education and advisory services, as well as a client-centric approach to service that focuses on evidence-based standards and external peer review. ACI works with organizations to foster a dynamic and improved health care environment, while creating a lasting culture of commitment to health care quality improvement.

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For additional information, contact:

PatientOrderSets.com:
Sachin Aggarwal, Vice-President
Tel: (416) 479-4075
E-mail: communications@thinkresearchgroup.com

Accreditation Canada International:
Liane Craig, Director, Strategic Communications
Tel: 613-738-3800, ext. 301
E-mail: communications@accreditation.ca