Washington Health System is improving its compliance with a number of quality measures, such as making sure medical staff wash hands regularly and provide follow-up calls to patients who have been discharged.

The difference is a software application made by Qualaris Healthcare Solutions Inc. in Oakland. The app automates what had been a time-consuming process that required managers to record compliance on paper charts, enter data into computer spreadsheets and generate graphs and reports, said Karen Bray, vice president of patient care services at Washington Health.

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