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Huron Announces Collaboration with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare to Improve Consumer Safety and Quality of Care

Develops series of high reliability strategy workshops

February 21, 2018
By: Katie Looze Bronk, Media Relations Specialist

CHICAGO--Feb. 21, 2018— Global professional services firm Huron (NASDAQ: HURN) and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, a nonprofit affiliate of The Joint Commission, today announced they have entered into a collaborative agreement to create a series of workshops centered around high reliability strategies for healthcare organizations. The workshops are designed to provide hospitals and other healthcare organizations with the tools and resources they need to deliver consistently high levels of safety and quality care to consumers. The first workshop will be held April 11, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn.  

“Every healthcare organization has a mission to provide consumers the best possible care,” said Mark Hussey, executive vice president, chief operating officer and healthcare business leader for Huron. “This collaboration will help address the needs of healthcare organizations looking to consistently improve their levels of patient safety and the quality of care.”

A high reliability organization (HRO) maintains extraordinarily high levels of quality and safety over long periods of time with no adverse or harmful events, despite operating in hazardous and unsafe conditions. Both organizations have long been committed to high reliability and HROs and have developed proprietary know-how and methodologies that will be shared at the workshops. Huron’s healthcare business, which includes Studer Group, will work with the Center to present the high reliability strategies to clients and advance the mission of helping hospitals and healthcare organizations on their journey to reach zero harm. Through these workshops, the Center, Huron and Studer Group will be at the forefront of national efforts by healthcare organizations to become HROs. 

“The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare is pleased to collaborate with Huron to improve patient safety and quality of care through high reliability,” says Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission. “Together, we will unite to help health care organizations deliver consistently excellent care across all services and settings—resulting in improved processes, financial savings, engaged team members, and most importantly, zero harm for patients and caregivers.”

To learn more about the April event, visit the HRO workshop webpage

ABOUT THE JOINT COMMISSION CENTER FOR TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE
Created in 2008 as a nonprofit affiliate of The Joint Commission, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare creates products and services that promote and develop high reliability in health care, including the four Targeted Solutions Tools® (Hand Hygiene, Safe Surgery, Hand-off Communications and Preventing Falls) and the Oro® 2.0 High Reliability Self-Assessment web-based tool.  In addition, the Center partners directly with health care organizations to assist them in building systems and structures that support high reliability transformation. The Center also provides training and program building in Robust Process Improvement® - Lean Six Sigma and formal Change Management – that enables clinicians and health care workers to deliver higher quality, safer patient care as well as teaches and mentors leaders and staff as they create strong and vibrant safety and improvement cultures.

ABOUT HURON 
Huron is a global professional services firm committed to achieving sustainable results in partnership with its clients. The company brings depth of expertise in strategy, technology, operations, advisory services and analytics to drive lasting and measurable results in the healthcare, higher education, life sciences and commercial sectors. Through focus, passion and collaboration, Huron provides guidance to support organizations as they contend with the change transforming their industries and businesses. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.

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