Octo Consulting Group has received a potential five-year, $10 million blanket purchase agreement to maintain and update a quality and safety review system at the Department of Health and Human Services.
The company said Tuesday it will help manage the QSRS platform that HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality uses to monitor patient safety and adverse events nationwide.
AHRQ launched a pilot program to test the system with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Clinical Data Abstraction Center, MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare and the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
The agency seeks to examine the efficiency, usability and accuracy of QSRS, as well as to update system features as part of the program.
“Across the entire health care ecosystem, agencies, organizations, and patients are all creating massive amounts of useful data that is critical to making informed health care decisions,” said Jay Shah, an Octo executive vice president.
“The QSRS platform is crucial to improving our nation’s health care system by providing hospitals with a tool to help them identify and mitigate adverse events such as post-surgery hospital infections,” Shah added.