Salus Global Corporation has its roots in the successful launch of the MOREOB (Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently) Program, which was envisioned and created by Dr. J. Kenneth Milne and his team during his tenure as acting Executive Vice President of the Patient Safety Division of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). The MOREOB Program was successfully piloted in 2002 to hospital obstetrical units in Canada and demand grew rapidly over the next few years. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) contributed to the development of the clinical content components of the MOREOB Program for the practice environment in the United States.
In 2007, seeking a strategic partner to help with geographic expansion and to bring the underlying principles embedded in the MOREOB Program to other clinical areas, the SOGC approached the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC). The two entities acted upon their common interest of improving patient safety and formed Salus Global Corporation (Salus Global) in July of that year.
The MOREOB program is a comprehensive patient safety and performance improvement program for interprofessional obstetrical teams. The program has now been delivered in over 300 hospitals in Canada and the US and to more than 16,000 participants in the past 12 plus years. It has made a significant difference in clinical outcomes for mother and baby and in the way healthcare teams function together.
Today, over 80% of births in Canada occur in hospitals that have engaged in the MOREOB Program.
The principles of interprofessional learning and collaborative practice embedded in the MOREOB Program are universal to improved patient safety performance. As such, these principles form the foundation for Salus Global’s suite of innovative performance solutions.
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