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NPSF and Standard Register Healthcare Partner to Advance Consumer Engagement

By On Jan 14, 2014

Boston, MA (January 14, 2014)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and Standard Register Healthcare announce a newly established relationship as both work to advance the science and practice of patient and consumer engagement in health care, while driving excellence and innovation.

“We have a tremendous respect for NPSF and look forward to playing a strategic role in improving patient safety and outcomes,” said John King, president, Standard Register Healthcare. “Together, we have the opportunity to shift the paradigm to a more patient-centered process of care delivery where people can make informed choices and be more fully engaged in their care.”

Standard Register Healthcare will engage in a number of programs to advance the mission of the Foundation and the Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) at NPSF, which functions as a strategic think tank to identify new approaches to improving patient safety. Key components of the relationship include:

  • Standard Register Healthcare’s underwriting support for the LLI report on patient engagement, which will be published in February 2014
  • Participation on the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition, designed to drive innovation and facilitate adoption of solutions to improve patient safety
  • Exposure for NPSF and LLI initiatives through EngagingPatients.org, which Standard Register Healthcare launched in 2013
  • Co-sponsorship of the John Q. Sherman Awards for Excellence in Patient Engagement

The John Q. Sherman Awards program, established by Standard Register Healthcare, will recognize both institutional and individual achievements in patient and family engagement. Nominations will open in February with awards being presented at the 2014 NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Orlando in May.

“Patient and family engagement is a safety imperative, and fundamental to the transformation of health care,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president, National Patient Safety Foundation. “Standard Register Healthcare shares that belief and a commitment to making health care safer by more fully engaging patients in managing their health. We value Standard Register’s support in pursuing this essential work.”

About Standard Register

Standard Register is trusted by the world’s leading companies to advance their reputations and add value to their operations by aligning communications with corporate standards and priorities. Providing market-specific insights and a compelling portfolio of workflow, communications and analytics solutions to address the changing business landscape in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and retail markets, Standard Register is the recognized leader in the management and execution of mission-critical communications. More information is available at www.standardregister.com.

Standard Register Healthcare is a business unit of Standard Register, serving more than 1,800 clients from across the healthcare delivery network, including acute, ambulatory, and long-term care, managed care and the suppliers that support them. A recognized leader in managing patient-centric information and communications, Standard Register Healthcare, together with Dialog Medical, a subsidiary of Standard Register, provides services and technology-enabled solutions to standardize and manage communications to enhance patient engagement, the coordination of care and achieve desired outcomes. More information is available at www.standardregisterhealthcare.com.

About the National Patient Safety Foundation

NPSF has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997 – to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the work of the National Patient Safety Foundation visit www.npsf.org.

About the Lucian Leape Institute

The Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF, established in 2007, is charged with defining strategic paths and calls to action for the field of patient safety, offering vision and context for the many efforts under way within health care, and providing the leverage necessary for system-level change. Its members comprise national thought leaders with a common interest in patient safety whose expertise and influence are brought to bear as the Institute calls for the innovation necessary to expedite the work and create significant, sustainable improvements in culture, process, and outcomes critical to safer health care.

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