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The Orrum Center of Excellence (COE) provides a healthcare industry standard that recognizes and certifies qualified perfusion departments and hospitals in their commitment to Employee Satisfaction, Regulatory Compliance, Safety, Quality and Best Practices.
The Orrum Levels of Certification (Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum) demonstrate to the healthcare community the continued assurance of high-quality standards, defined patient protocols, and an advanced level of safety and performance in the OR to positively impact patient outcomes.
The Orrum COE works to validate perfusion departments for meeting high-quality standards and adherence to best practices in perfusion. Orrum-quality-led improvement tasks help guide your department’s perfusion practices to exceed industry standards. Through data collection in the Orrum database, quality metrics are readily available for process improvement projects. These tasks bring the perfusion department on par with industry standards to ensure patient safety and superior outcomes for your patient population.
The Orrum COE helps establish and maintain compliance with the standards and guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies such as Joint Commission, DNV-GL (NIAHO standards to integrate ISO 9001 Quality Management Program. Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd (DNV merged with them in 2013), HFAP (Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program), CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid), AABB (American Association of Blood Banks), and OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration). Compliance is validated by an on-site and/or virtual audit.
The Orrum COE utilizes all available resources, practices, and protocols to keep patients safe and improve clinical outcomes. We foster and reinforce a culture of safety within the perfusion industry through adherence to safe practice guidelines, consistent conduct of emergency drills, and data-driven analytics.
Orrum Center of Excellence – Informational Guide
Access our informational guide about the COE certification process and requirements.
Contact Orrum to be introduced to the certification procedure and requirements. Guidance is provided through a step-by-step process outline.
Follow the evaluation instructions and submit any required documentation for COE qualification. Any questions will be answered by a designated Orrum team consultant.
Orrum will contact you with the evaluation results and indicate how to advance along a continued path of perfusion excellence.
Orrum is a new organization founded to enhance the perfusion community and its goals towards better patient outcomes.
The goal of the Orrum Center of Excellence Program is to validate processes, procedures, and systems that promote improving employee satisfaction, patient safety, excellence, and exceptional care in the OR, primarily recognizing hospital perfusion departments that reach the highest levels of performance and quality.
The mission of the Orrum COE is centered around improving patient safety, regulatory compliance, adherence to best practices, and the overall goal of exceeding the standards set forth by the perfusion community.
The Orrum COE instills a perfusion culture that seeks continuous improvement in all aspects of patient care to springboard the perfusion profession into the future.
At the entry-level, Bronze COE Certification is awarded to perfusion programs that have demonstrated high levels of quality, safety, and performance according to industry standards.
RANDOM ON-SITE AUDIT
After one year of continued Bronze level performance, in addition to other requirements, programs are eligible to apply to the Silver Level of Certification.
The Gold COE designation is for perfusion programs that maintain sustainable performance at the highest level in all areas of Employee Satisfaction, Regulatory Compliance, Safety, Quality & Best Practices.
The Platinum COE designation is reserved for a select few perfusion centers that perform at exceptionally high levels in comparison to industry benchmarks. Additionally, Platinum level programs characteristically are leaders in the perfusion sector with activity in education, research, and innovative perfusion science.
The ORRUM COE validates processes, procedures, and systems that promote excellence and exceptional care in the OR, with the primary purpose of recognizing hospital’s perfusion departments that reach the highest levels of performance and quality.
Yes, there are four designations: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. You are required to start at Bronze before you can achieve higher designations.
If you are interested in maintaining your current COE designation you would need to re-apply every 3 years. If you are interested in achieving a higher COE designation you would need to hold the lower designation for at least one year before applying for the next.
As an example, to apply for the Gold COE designation you would have achieved and held the Bronze and Silver COE designations for at least one year each. The earliest you could apply for the Gold COE designation would be your third year into the certification process.
After your initial consultation with ORRUM you will receive a welcome letter, instructions and guidelines, and access to the online application. The application process includes the online application, along with employee satisfaction and surgeon surveys.
Our application criteria are based on the AmSECT Standards and Guidelines, regulatory agencies requirements, and relevant literature.
You will have six months from the time your account is established to complete and submit the application.
The cost will vary depending on if other services are required and which level of certification you are at within the COE process. The cost will be determined after the initial consultation.