ActioNet, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) has chosen ActioNet to become the next Patient Safety Organization Privacy Protection Center (PSO PPC) contractor. The five-year full and open award will provide transition and continued operational support services for the PSO PPC’s technology infrastructure, application support, systems integration and business processes.
AHRQ was designated by the Secretary to implement and administer the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act. The act authorized the creation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential and privileged information regarding the quality and safety of healthcare. The Act also authorizes AHRQ to facilitate the development of a Network of Patient Safety Databases (NPSD), to which PSOs can voluntarily contribute non-identifiable patient safety event information.
AHRQ understood the complexity of ensuring that information submitted to the NPSD was made non-identifiable using a uniform process, and the need to support costs associated with rendering data non-identifiable prior to submission to the NPSD. As a result, AHRQ created the PSO PPC to assist PSOs and others with meeting the requirement that patient safety event information be made non-identifiable prior to sending to the NPSD. The PSO PPC will receive patient safety information in a standardized format and render it non-identifiable before transmitting it safely and efficiently to the NPSD.
About ActioNet, Inc.
ActioNet, Inc., headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, is a SEI CMMI® Level 3, ISO 20000, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27000, 8(a) and woman-owned IT Services Firm with strong qualifications and expertise in Program Management, Infrastructure Solutions, Information Assurance, Software Engineering and IT Business Governance. As a process-oriented company, ActioNet also follows the Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology as well as Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards. ActioNet has outstanding past performance, as evidenced by our “Exceeds Customer Expectations” rating from Dun & Bradstreet and a 92 out of 100 rating from Open Ratings. ActioNet holds the highest 3A1 Financial Rating from Dun & Bradstreet. ActioNet was named one of Virginia’s Fantastic 50 winners in 2011 for the eighth year in a row.
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