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QUANTROS TO SPONSOR MITSS HOPE AWARD


CHESTNUT HILL, MA – MITSS is pleased to announce that Quantros will be sponsoring the Inaugural MITSS HOPE Award to be presented at the MITSS Annual Dinner on Thursday, November 6, 2008, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.  This award is for people (medical and non-medical individuals, teams, departments, healthcare institutions, long term care facilities, community health centers, etc.) who exemplify the mission of MITSS -- Supporting Healing and Restoring Hope to those patients, families, and clinicians affected by adverse medical events.  The recipient will demonstrate this through leadership, promoting awareness, education, advocacy, support, and action in their healthcare community.   As part of its sponsorship, Quantros will provide the $5,000 cash award that will be presented to the deserving winner.  

Quantros, a leading provider of software solutions and services for improving patient safety, is led by Sanjaya Kumar, MD. In addition to his CEO and CMO duties at Quantros, he has also written a book titled “Fatal Care – Surviving the U.S. Healthcare System” that is scheduled for release on April 10th, 2008. The book features 11 stories of people adversely affected by preventable medical errors. In addition, it offers advice for patients and families on ways to protect themselves from these types of events.

“I am honored that Quantros has the opportunity to sponsor and support the Inaugural MITSS Hope Award,” shared Dr. Sanjaya Kumar, CEO and CMO of Quantros. “As the healthcare community continues to band together to dramatically reduce the presence of preventable medical errors, this award will recognize a true humanitarian who goes above and beyond to help and care for those impacted by these tragic circumstances. I both applaud and endorse these values as does our entire company.”
 
“We truly appreciate the support Quantros is providing as a sponsor of the MITSS Hope Award,” reflected Linda Kenney, MITSS President and Executive Director. “This award will be a testament to the ongoing commitment of everyone working within our healthcare system to improve patient safety.”
 
Applications for the HOPE Award are available on the MITSS website at www.mitss.org <http://www.mitss.org/> .  If you would like further information, contact Winnie Tobin at (617-232-0090 or e-mail wtobin@mitss.org.
 
 
About MITSS

MITSS is a non-profit corporation headquartered in Chestnut Hill, MA, whose mission is “To Support Healing and Restore Hope” to patients, families, and clinicians impacted by adverse medical events.
 
About Quantros
Quantros provides an integrated suite of real-time knowledge creation solutions for leading healthcare providers throughout the United States. Quantros applications help care providers cost effectively improve patient safety, increase quality and performance, and track and manage accreditation and compliance efforts. Quantros solutions are delivered in a hosted, Software as a Service (SaaS) and seamlessly integrate with existing IT systems. Through a variety of direct sales and vendor partners, more than 1,500 hospitals use one or more Quantros applications.

Quantros team members include physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals.  They are a healthcare information management technology company with a difference; their key product decisions are driven by experts in healthcare quality and performance improvement, safety, compliance, risk management and nursing.  Visit them on the web at www.quantros.com <http://www.quantros.com/> .
 
 
CONTACT:     

Winifred N. Tobin
Communications Director
MITSS
830 Boylston Street, Suite 206
Chestnut Hill, MA   02467
Tel:  (617) 232-0090
Toll Free:  1-888-36MITSS
FAX:  (617) 232-7181
 
Chris Bethell
Vice President of Marketing
Quantros, Inc.
690 North McCarthy Blvd
Suite 200
Milpitas, CA  95035
Tel:  (408) 957-3300 x253
Toll Free:  1-877-QUANTROS
FAX:  (408) 957-3320
 

 

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For more information please contact:

Winifred N. Tobin
Communications Director
T. 617-232-0090
F. 617-232-7181
Email:wtobin@MITSS.org

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