Sentact and CIHQ Collaborate to Enhance Patient Safety
on 8/23/2016 10:00:00 AM
About the Collaboration
Sentact and CIHQ share a common mission - to ensure the highest standards in patient safety through regulatory and accreditation compliance. While the organizations differ in services and approach, the philosophies related to providing software solutions along with education and resources to the healthcare community are well aligned.
Through a series of blog articles, eBooks, and other communications, Sentact and CIHQ will provide education, share perspectives on patient safety and compliance and present valuable resources and tools.
Chris Dube, Chief Operating Officer of Sentact, shares his thoughts on this collaboration. "Sentact and CIHQ have similar goals and objectives with regard to the healthcare community. We are excited to partner with CIHQ, to provide the necessary solutions to those in the CIHQ community and beyond, and to bring together the latest in educational content to our shared readers."
Rick Curtis, Chief Executive Officer of CIHQ, explains his perspective. "We’re excited to partner with Sentact. Both our organizations share a common Mission and purpose. Our partnership will enable Sentact clients to access our vast array of web-based support services, and our clients will benefit from access to Sentact' database performance-driven solutions. It’s not just a win/win for both companies, it's a win/win for our clients."
Stay tuned for future communications which bring our collective knowledge to the forefront of America’s healthcare organizations.
Sentact is a leader in delivering rounding and on-demand software services for safety and compliance, patient experience, and support services in the healthcare market. Our cost-effective solutions optimize efficiency and enhance the quality of the patient care environment. And our cloud-based platform is quick to implement and connects caregivers, automates workflow, and coordinates resources to drive improvement and provide care at a lower cost.
The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) is a membership-based organization comprised of over 300 acute care and critical access hospitals across the United States. Member organizations enjoy a comprehensive program of web-based and other support services designed to help them be successful in their accreditation and certification compliance efforts. CIHQ is also recognized as a deeming-authority by CMS for acute care and long-term acute care hospitals.
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About the Author
Richard Curtis RN, MS, HACP
RN, MS, HACP
Richard (Rick) Curtis is the Chief Executive Officer for CIHQ. Rick is nationally recognized as an expert on the Medicare Conditions of Participation and the CMS Certification & Survey Process. As CEO, he successfully guided CIHQ in becoming the nation's 4th CMS approved deeming authority for acute care hospitals.
Rick's clinical background is in critical care nursing with a focus in cardiovascular and trauma service lines. He has held both clinical and executive management level positions in Quality, Risk, Education, Infection Control, and Regulatory Compliance.
Rick is a regular speaker at numerous state and national conferences on the federal regulations and accreditation standards, and is host of CIHQ's popular monthly webinars addressing key compliance challenges in today's environment.
Rick is nationally certified in healthcare accreditation, and serves as Chair of the Board of Examiners for the Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP). Rick has a degree in Nursing with a Master's Degree in Health Services Administration.