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Verge Health to Assist ThedaCare with Employee and Patient Safety Initiatives
Charleston, SC., July 10, 2018 Verge Health, the industry’s leading Governance, Risk, and Compliance software and services solution for hospitals and health systems, and ThedaCare, a community health system in northeast and central Wisconsin, will begin working together to improve employee and patient safety for the seven ThedaCare hospitals, over 32 clinics and more than 200,000 patients.
“ThedaCare is transforming healthcare delivery in northeast Wisconsin, and we’re pleased to be a part of it,” says Mark Crockett, MD, chief executive officer for Verge Health. “We look forward to helping ThedaCare achieve continuous improvement in patient and employee safety through a platform approach including our Strategic Advisory Services to power ThedaCare’s high reliability journey.”
ThedaCare will leverage the Patient and Employee Safety suite of Verge Health’s Converge platform. Converge offers a proven enterprise risk management solution connecting Organizational Compliance, Practitioner Management and Patient and Employee Safety. Through its strategic integration capabilities, Verge Health will enable ThedaCare to leverage data house in the electronic health record (EPIC) to enable an enterprise surveillance feature; identifying high risk issues that may otherwise go unreported.
“We are delighted to be working with Verge,” says Lisa Harton, vice president of quality and safety for ThedaCare. “Our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve and Verge offers innovative approaches that leverage technology, processes and expertise to make certain we are more than ’survey ready‘ as we strive to remain ’patient ready‘ on our journey to high reliability.”
Implementation will begin in June with the system expected to be in place by early 2019 in all ThedaCare acute facilities.
About Verge Health
Founded in 2001, Verge Health is a Governance, Risk, and Compliance software company. Verge Health’s software solutions enable healthcare organizations to proactively protect and defend patients, caregivers, and frontline staff, against errors, adverse events, and policy violations. With over 900 facilities and 500,000 active users, the company’s Converge Platform provides hospital and healthcare organizations with a cross-functional, proactive surveillance tool enabling optimal quality and safety results. https://www.vergehealth.com
For more than 100 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,800 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 32 clinics in nine counties. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving our specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a non-profit healthcare organization with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs as well as a foundation dedicated to community service. For more information, visit www.thedacare.org or follow ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.