Press Release
NPSF Patient Safety Coalition Welcomes PeraHealth

PeraHealth becomes a member of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Patient Safety Coalition: working together to advance patient safety.

Boston, MA (November 18, 2015)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, recently welcomed PeraHealth as a member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition.

PeraHealth, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, provides clinical surveillance software that helps nurses and doctors better monitor patients for subtle but serious health issues. The technology is powered by the Rothman Index, a universal score for predicting patient readmission and mortality risk that was developed by brothers whose mother died when a preventable complication went undetected after low-risk surgery.

Validated by peer-reviewed publications, the Rothman Index pulls data from a hospital’s electronic health record and translates it into a numerical score that’s presented in color-coded graphs, allowing care teams to easily visualize patient condition. Rothman Index scores and graphs are computed when a patient is admitted and trended over time, to include previous and future hospital stays.

“PeraHealth is honored to join a coalition that shares our dedication to continuously improving patient safety and care quality,” said PeraHealth CEO Stephanie Alexander. “We look forward to collaborating with other NPSF Patient Safety Coalition members and sharing best practices and innovative ideas around driving improvements in care delivery.”

Membership in the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition is open to diverse groups, including companies working on solutions to address patient safety challenges, professional associations, advocacy organizations, and other similarly committed organizations. The Coalition is a means of aligning stakeholders from across the continuum of care in to promote the mission of advancing patient safety as well as the safety of health care workers.

“We are very pleased to welcome PeraHealth to the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of NPSF. “Their approach to driving quality and patient safety is very much aligned with our goals and those of our other members, and we look forward to working together.”

Coalition members gain valuable opportunities for networking, learning, and sharing knowledge through quarterly webinars, an annual member meeting, special projects and events, and other high-value activities. For more information about the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition and how to join, contact David Coletta, senior vice president, at dcoletta@npsf.org.

About the National Patient Safety Foundation

The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about the Foundation’s work, visit www.npsf.org and follow @theNPSF on Twitter.

About PeraHealth

PeraHealth is transforming healthcare through the intelligent use of data. By leveraging the Rothman Index, a validated patient acuity score, PeraHealth software solutions enable healthcare providers to identify at-risk patients sooner for earlier intervention. Leading hospitals and health systems utilize PeraHealth’s real-time, predictive analytics to improve quality and reduce costs. Clinical results include lowering mortality rates as much as 30%. For more information, visit PeraHealth.com and @PeraHealth.