Approximately 40 of the region’s hospitals are using the QualarisAudit tool, which is being offered through a partnership between Hospital Council and Qualaris. QualarisAudit is a mobile software tool that takes any paper audit such as falls prevention, hand hygiene, leadership rounding and other patient safety items and allows the organization to automate it. QualarisAudit then gives the hospital immediate access to the results in an actionable form.

Currently there are two “collaboratives” Hospital Council members are engaged in: a Falls Prevention Collaborative (improving fall prevention actions for the patient in the hospital) and a Hand Hygeine Collaborative (improving compliance to hand washing protocols by clinical staff in hospitals). Both collaboratives are showing excellent results according to Jane Montgomery, vice president of Clinical & Quality Services for Hospital Council.

For more information contact Jane Montgomery at montgomj@hcwp.org.