CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 24, 2014 -PeraHealth Inc. is pleased to announce that Riverside Health System has won the 2014 PeraHealth Innovator Award. The five-hospital system serves eastern Virginia and is headquartered in Newport News, VA. Riverside is an innovator in the healthcare industry;constantly challenging the industry norms and transforming clinical care with a number of strategic initiatives.
The Riverside Care Difference, a program that encompasses delivering top-notch care, improving patient satisfaction, and reducing harm, is one of the reasons why Riverside was selected for this prestigious award. Given out to only one organization annually, the PeraHealth Innovator Award's purpose is to showcase a client who has used PeraHealth products in unique, impactful, and successful ways.
"Riverside is excited and honored to be recognized as an innovator by PeraHealth," said Barry Gross, M.D., Riverside EVP and Chief Medical Officer. "We have been focused on several key areas, including reducing harm and saving lives. By using PeraTrend, we've been able to continue our philosophy of embedding evidence-based care to create the best outcomes possible."
PeraHealth has spent over a decade building and validating the Rothman Index: a completely new model for predicting patient risk and visualizing patient condition across the continuum of care. Serving as the scientific engine of PeraTrend, the Index is protected by five patents and is squarely rooted in clinical and scientific rigor, with four reviewed published journal articles validating it's core methodology. The firm's vision is to constantly strive to increase patient safety, transform the EHR into a true clinical decision support tool, support the continuum of care in a seamless fashion -all while continuing to expand the firm's scientific and clinical impact.
About Riverside Health System
A regional leader in providing healthcare since 1918, Riverside Health System seeks to deliver care and services - as a team- by putting patients and residents at the center of all operations. Riverside delivers a variety of healthcare services and programs in the areas of prevention, acute care, aging-related services, rehabilitation, ambulatory care, diagnostic care, education, and home care. The Riverside Health System operates five acute care hospitals, a psychiatric hospital, and the largest freestanding physical rehabilitation hospital in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its extensive Medical Group includes more than 500 providers. Ambulatory centers bring diagnostic services, physical therapy, day surgery and other services to neighborhoods served by Riverside. The company employs more than 9,000 team members in offices throughout Eastern Virginia.
Published: August 25, 2014