CHICAGO – The Defense Health Agency has selected the Datix web-based patient safety software to integrate the DHA/VHA on the same centralized Patient Safety system as part of their Joint Patient Safety Reporting (JPSR) project, Datix announced today.
This program, established under Congressional mandate, aims to integrate data from both organizations to provide more awareness and insight into healthcare safety issues that can help reduce preventable patient harm.
Datix’s solution was considered because of its ability to add transparency to patient safety activities by allowing managers to drill down into relevant data securely and in real time. The advanced reporting and powerful integration capabilities of the Datix solution are essential to promoting collaboration between DHA and VHA.
“This is a milestone for us,” said Seyed Mortazavi, Chief Executive Officer at Datix. “It is a significant win and reflects confidence in Datix patient safety software worldwide. We also have the privileged opportunity to support the next step in creating a totally integrated patient safety framework that will improve care for millions of veterans across America in generations to come. Success depends on accurate data and insightful analytics, and the VHA can rely on our skills, expertise, and proven track record of successfully completing large-scale deployments globally.”
The easy-to-use and highly customizable Datix solution has proven to result in high staff adoption rates, which will allow the VHA to accelerate its progress toward hardwiring a culture of patient safety throughout the system. The scalability of Datix will further support future growth and increasing amounts of data.
Using Datix as the foundation for the Joint Patient Safety Reporting initiative will enable the VHA to benefit from increased frequency, quality, and granularity of reports; cost efficiencies by sharing software licenses and data centers with the DoD; reduced costs of system maintenance and helpdesk workload; and better alignment with future expansion of data sharing opportunities between the DHA and VHA to determine common issues and common solutions.
The team at Datix’s new Fairfax, VA office will provide support and services relating to system integration and training for this effort.
Datix is the leading provider of patient safety software, risk management software, and incident reporting software for the healthcare sector. Datix aims to build and promote a culture of safety within healthcare organizations and continually invests in its software and services to maintain a leadership position at the forefront of the worldwide patient safety movement.
More than 110 million people are protected by Datix software, which has been widely adopted by both public and private healthcare organizations around the world. The company’s global headquarters are in London, with U.S. headquarters in Chicago.