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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Elects RASMAS as Recall Management Tool of Choice


Risk And Safety Management Alert System (RASMAS) to help Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Stay at the Forefront of Patient Safety

Falls Church, VA, May 04, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is the latest prominent health organization to utilize the Risk and Safety Management Alert System (RASMAS) service to improve its product recall management processes.

RASMAS is a web-based service that automates the distribution, receipt, and tracking of healthcare product alerts and recalls. RASMAS improves patient safety by streamlining the way hospitals receive and respond to the thousands of product alerts and safety notices issued each year. Subscribers report that using RASMAS reduces alert processing time by 80% and dramatically decreases the number of days from notification to removal of products from use.

In 2004, BIDMC passed its Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and was awarded the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™. They also received a perfect score on the seven National Patient Safety Goals.

“Patient safety is extremely important to us,” said Kathleen Murray, Director of Process Improvement, and Health Care Quality. “RASMAS’ tracking and audit tools will support our organization-wide recall notification process and strengthen the network of internal communication ensuring that all departments and patients impacted are provided timely notification and that necessary follow-up occurs. Benefits from the incoming notifications and management tools such as the Real-time Status Reporting, Delay Notice Generation, Audit and Process Improvement Reports support the work toward the medical center’s goal to promote continuous excellence in clinical quality, patient safety and compliance with JCAHO and other regulatory agency standards."

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is renowned for excellence in patient care, biomedical research, teaching and community service. Located in the heart of Boston's medical community, it hosts nearly three quarters of a million patient visits annually in and around Boston.

About Noblis
RASMAS was developed by Noblis (formerly Mitretek Systems) a nonprofit organization with one great purpose: to use the best of science, technology and strategy for the best of reasons – to ensure a better quality of life. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, Noblis employs nearly 800 accomplished scientists, analysts, engineers, researchers, technology specialists and management experts in offices throughout the US.

Noblis is widely recognized as a “Great Place to Work,” by many organizations including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in cooperation with The Great Place to Work Institute, AARP and Washingtonian magazine.

For more information about Noblis: noblis.org
For more information about RASMAS: http://rasmas.noblis.org | 877-727-6276

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