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Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare (the Center) team up to encourage consistent, effective healthcare. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions will offer preferential underwriting treatment to hospitals and healthcare organizations that use high reliability tools, like the ones created by the Center. This is the first collaboration between the Center and a healthcare liability insurer.

"Performance improvement tools can help make healthcare a high reliability industry," states Mike Midgley, Vice President, Healthcare Risk Engineering, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. "We applaud insureds who use applications like the Center's Targeted Solutions Tool® (TST®) and Oro™ 2.0 High Reliability Organizational Assessment and Resource Library. These tools, which enable healthcare providers to determine how near they are to zero patient harm, could help insureds receive a premium credit."

"For over 60 years, the Joint Commission has worked to improve the quality of healthcare," states Dr. Erin DuPree, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. "By teaming up with the Center, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is raising awareness about the ways our tools can help eliminate patient harm, first and foremost. This can result in decreased financial and reputation risk to providers. The support of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions encourages hospitals and healthcare organizations to deliver more effective care, bringing us closer to our goal of zero patient harm."

On May 9, 2016, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and the Joint Commission Center will hold a CE-accredited webinar. Topics include high reliability and strategies for reducing patient falls. The webinar is the first of several planned educational activities.

Shannon O'Hara
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