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Accreditation Canada International to work in partnership with PatientOrderSets.com


(Ottawa, Canada September 19, 2012) Accreditation Canada International (ACI) announced today its alliance with PatientOrderSets.com, a leading provider of evidence-based order sets and advanced order set technology. PatientOrderSets.com and ACI will work in partnership to foster quality health services and patient safety by providing PatientOrderSets.coms comprehensive order set solution and expertise to ACIs growing network of accredited health care organizations. Order sets are detailed, evidence-based checklists that allow doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to quickly and easily specify appropriate treatments for hundreds of medical conditions in all parts of a health care organization. The PatientOrderSets.com solution complies with the policies and processes outlined in the ACIs Required Organizational Practices (ROPs). ROPs, a vital component of the accreditation program, are evidence-based practices that mitigate risk and contribute to improving the quality and safety of health services. "Were pleased to have formed this partnership with Accreditation Canada International, said Dr. Chris OConnor, Founder and President of PatientOrderSets.com. Accreditation Canada International is a well-respected, world leader in health care quality improvement. "ACIs goal is to improve the quality of care, and PatientOrderSets.com provides an innovative solution that has shown to improve patient safety while significantly reducing readmission rates and length-of-stay. These ground-breaking clinical management technologies contribute to reducing the likelihood of errors," said Sbastien Audette, ACIs Chief Executive Officer. Our organizations are complementary. PatientOrderSets.coms advanced tools and software fit in very well with our broad portfolio of health care quality improvement services. About PatientOrderSets.com PatientOrderSets.com is a transformative health care solution now used by over 240 health care organizations. PatientOrderSets.com is the only Canadian provider of comprehensive

order set content and implementation tools to health care organizations. Order sets are detailed, evidence-based checklists that allow doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to quickly and easily specify appropriate treatments for hundreds of medical conditions in all parts of a health care organization. About Accreditation Canada International Accreditation Canada International (www.Internationalaccreditation.ca) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that offers health care quality improvement services worldwide. ACI provides comprehensive and integrated international accreditation, education, and advisory services to governments, health services, and accreditation organizations to drive quality and to improve safety. ACIs client-centered approach to service focuses on evidencebased standards and external peer review. ACI works with organizations to foster a dynamic and improved health care environment, while creating a lasting culture of commitment to health care quality improvement. - 30 For additional information, contact: Accreditation Canada International Liane Craig Director, Strategic Communications Accreditation Canada 613-738-3800 ext. 301 1-800-814-7769 ext. 301 communications@accreditation.ca PatientOrderSets.com Sachin Aggarwal Vice-President 416-479-4075 Sachin.Aggarwal@PatientOrderSets.com