RLDatix, a leading global provider of intelligent patient safety solutions, has announced its acquisition over oneSOURCE. oneSOURCE is a leading healthcare medical equipment SaaS database that gives online access to continuously-updated instructions for use (IFU) and preventative maintenance documentation. This acquisition further strengthens the Applied Safety Intelligence architecture of RLDatix by helping healthcare delivery organizations achieve global accreditation requirements while ensuring the safe and efficient use of medical equipment, which is a fundamental component of patient security.

According to the ECRI Institute, to reply and learn from device problems is amongst the top 10 patient safety concerns of 2020, including incidents involving medical devices or equipment being a risk in any care setting where they are found. The same study described a lack of access to current manufacturer IFUs as a key obstacle for cleaning and disinfecting products and equipment for departments responsible for sterile production. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, due to unsafe sterilization, a spike in surgical site infections (SSIs) can be seen leading to a 3% mortality rate and about an annual loss of USD 3.3 billion.

“Proper usage of medical equipment is a critical component of patient safety and compliance,” said Jeff Surges, Chief Executive Officer of RLDatix. “With oneSOURCE, we are further catalyzing Applied Safety Intelligence―the move away from reactive risk management toward proactive prevention―while deepening our enterprise compliance capabilities that help our customers more effectively align with The Joint Commission and other global accreditors. This acquisition represents the latest chapter in our growth and further cements our position as the global leader in patient safety.”

The oneSOURCE, a healthcare delivery organization, can access IFUs and other maintenance documents and retrieve the recent, most updated manufacturing information available, including critical calls. These databases are the industry’s most extensive, with more than 80% of the US hospitals using them for surgical instruments and equipment; dental; tissues and implants; and maintenance facilities. A new user platform with easy access to more than 250,000 manufacturer’s IFU and services manuals was introduced in the market at the end of August.

“When we founded oneSOURCE more than a decade ago, we sought to create the gold standard digital medical and equipment database,” said Jack Speer, Co-founder and President of oneSOURCE. “Our latest platform is a testament to that vision and to our commitment of providing the best and most comprehensive solutions for our clients. Now, as we take the next step in our journey, we are joining an organization who is transforming global patient safety. We are thrilled to be a part of the RLDatix family and look forward to what lies ahead.”

Healthcare delivery organizations that make use of oneSOURCE alongside RLDatix’s core enterprise safety and risk management solutions can benefit from critical data-driven insights that will help in preventing safety events from occurring.

“There is an abundance of research showing that medical device-related safety incidents are far more nuanced than a simple failure of equipment,” said Sachin Agrawal, President of Data, Strategy and Corporate Development at RLDatix. “The contextual use of a particular device as it relates to staffing, workflow, other devices, and policies is critical when determining what truly led to a safety event or near miss. By bringing RLDatix’s core incident reporting, investigation, and policy management expertise together with the resources made available by oneSOURCE, we will help our clients connect historically disparate dots and drive efficient system improvement.”