National Patient Safety Foundation Welcomes PeraHealth

BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, recently welcomed PeraHealth as a member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition.

PeraHealth, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, provides clinical surveillance software that helps nurses and doctors better monitor patients for subtle but serious health issues. The technology is powered by the Rothman Index, a universal score for predicting patient readmission and mortality risk that was developed by brothers whose mother died when a preventable complication went undetected after low-risk surgery.

Validated by 17 peer-reviewed publications, the Rothman Index pulls data from a hospital's electronic health record and translates it into a numerical score that's presented in color-coded graphs, allowing care teams to easily visualize patient condition. Rothman Index scores and graphs are computed when a patient is admitted and trended over time, to include previous and future hospital stays.

"PeraHealth is honored to join a coalition that shares our dedication to continuously improving patient safety and care quality," said PeraHealth CEO Stephanie Alexander. "We look forward to collaborating with other NPSF Patient Safety Coalition members and sharing best practices and innovative ideas around driving improvements in care delivery."

Membership in the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition is open to diverse groups, including companies working on solutions to address patient safety challenges, professional associations, advocacy organizations, and other similarly committed organizations. The Coalition is a means of aligning stakeholders from across the continuum of care in to promote the mission of advancing patient safety as well as the safety of health care workers.

"We are very pleased to welcome PeraHealth to the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition," said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of NPSF. "Their approach to driving quality and patient safety is very much aligned with our goals and those of our other members, and we look forward to working together."

Coalition members gain valuable opportunities for networking, learning, and sharing knowledge through quarterly webinars, an annual member meeting, special projects and events, and other high-value activities. For more information about the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition and how to join, contact David Coletta, senior vice president, at

About the National Patient Safety Foundation

The National Patient Safety Foundation's vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about the Foundation's work, visit and follow @theNPSF on Twitter.

About PeraHealth

PeraHealth provides hospitals and health systems with a single solution for real-time clinical surveillance across all patient populations and care settings. Powered by the Rothman Index, a universal score for predicting patient readmission and mortality risk that's validated by 17 peer-reviewed publications, PeraHealth software can pull data from all major EHR systems with no added manual data entry for staff. The result is an earlier warning system that trends patient condition over time, alerting clinicians to the potential for subtle patient deterioration to help optimize ICU use, hardwire rapid response teams and enhance palliative care services. More than 3 million clinicians, patients and families have benefited from PeraHealth solutions. For more information about Charlotte, N.C.-based PeraHealth, visit and @PeraHealth.

CONTACT: Patricia McTiernan 617-391-9922

Source:The National Patient Safety Foundation