Readiness Associates and the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality Collaborate to Enhance Patient Safety
Readiness Associates (RA) and the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) are driving for the same goal – to radically improve the effectiveness and efficiency of quality-safety efforts in healthcare delivery organizations. While the organizations differ in services and approach, their philosophies related to providing education, resources and tools to the healthcare community are well aligned.
Through a variety of communication vehicles, CIHQ provides education, shares perspectives on patient safety and compliance and delivers available resources and tools. When a workplace suffers a negative “business impacting” event, in many cases, that client does not have time to research, plan and organize a comprehensive solution. Readiness Associates’ goal is to be a national/international leader in business resiliency and preparedness, ensuring safer and better-prepared workplaces.
Michael Boardman, Chief Executive Officer of Readiness Associates, says, “CIHQ is an ideal partner as we develop state-of-the-art solutions for healthcare leaders seeking to comply with the recent CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) rule for emergency preparedness.”
Readiness Associates advises organizations on numerous concerns, from the pandemic flu and medical emergencies to evacuations and drills during natural disasters, environmental hazards, terrorism (workplace violence) and many other events. Readiness Associates provides confidence when risk becomes reality.
Rick Curtis, Chief Executive Officer of CIHQ, explains his perspective. “We’re excited to partner with Readiness Associates,” Curtis says. “Both our organizations share a common mission and purpose. Our partnership will enable RA’s leaders and clients to access our industry expertise in addition to a vast array of web-based support services. Our clients will benefit from RA’s industry expertise where they increase employee confidence and their ability to respond when nearly any event occurs, ultimately saving lives and mitigating corporate losses. It’s not just a win/win for both companies; it’s a win/win for all of our clients.”
The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality is a membership-based organization comprised of over 400 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. Learn more at www.cihq.org.
About Readiness Associates
Readiness Associates delivers complete health, safety, preparedness, and business continuity services to assure Fortune 1000 companies and healthcare organizations are ready for disasters and emergencies, while also being compliant with CMS regulations. RA’s strength is in their network and experience. They focus on customized workplace training, preparation, prevention, emergency response, and more.
As manmade and natural disasters continue to increase worldwide, Readiness Associates is your essential preparedness and risk mitigation partner. They offer solutions that help workplaces execute a well-designed plan for immediate responses anytime, anywhere. Readiness Associates' core mission is to ensure that any organization, especially healthcare organizations nationally, is CMS compliant while preparing teams and their families to be: Safe. Ready. Prepared.