Joint Commission Commends Stratus for “Commitment to Patient Safety and Quality”
IRVING, Texas, Jan. 9, 2019– Stratus, the leading provider of in-home neurological and cardiological diagnostic services in the United States, today announced that it has been awarded the illustrious Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission for its exceptional outpatient EEG and EKG services. The Gold Seal is a revered symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment and dedication to providing safe and effective patient care.
In order to achieve this highly lauded accreditation, Stratus underwent a rigorous onsite survey by the Joint Commission surveyor with expertise in ambulatory health care. This team evaluated compliance with ambulatory care standards related to coordination of care, infection prevention and control, management of medications, patient education and training and more.
“We are extremely proud and honored to have received the distinguished Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,”said Stratus CEO. “It is a very powerful validation of the high quality of our services, as well as our exacting safety standards. In addition, it reaffirms Stratus’ commitment to providing the highest standard of care and safety to its patients.”
The Joint Commission’s ambulatory health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance, and assist health care organizations work towards achieving the audacious goal of zero incidents of patient harm.
Established in 1975, the Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program encourages high-quality patient care in all types of freestanding ambulatory care facilities. Today, the program serves 2,100 ambulatory care providers, with more than 8,500 sites of care, which, in turn, serve more than 83 million patient visits annually.
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About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org
Stratus is the nation’s leading provider of ambulatory in-home video EEG and has served more than 60,000 patients across the U.S. The company offers technology, services, and proprietary software solutions to help neurologists accurately and quickly diagnose their patients with epilepsy and other seizure-like disorders. Stratus also provides mobile cardiac telemetry to support the diagnostic testing needs of the neurology community. Additionally, the company’s R&D division holds the world’s largest database of de-identified EEG recordings and is applying machine learning to improve the overall quality and efficiency of EEG testing.
*Alliance Neurodiagnostics LLC, d/b/a Stratus, located at 4545 Fuller Dr., Suite 200, Irving, Texas is accredited by The Joint Commission