Patrick Horine Shows How Accreditation Enables Process Improvement, In symplr Webcast

HOUSTON - MARCH 1, 2016symplr®, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) based healthcare compliance and credentialing solutions, today announced their upcoming webcast, “Changing the Culture of Accreditation: Stop Fearing Your Annual Survey.” Part of the symplr Education Series focused on Credentialing, the webcast will air Wednesday, March 2, at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET. To register, visit

When a hospital has more unspoken than spoken rules, it can be difficult for individual caregivers, techs, or support staff to explain why they follow the rules that they do. In this webcast, Patrick Horine, President and Chief Executive Officer of DNV GL Healthcare, Inc., will explain how having a meaningful accreditation partner can pave the way to improving processes and outcomes – beyond just securing a certificate.

Horine will help attendees spark a broader culture shift toward high performance and continual improvement through accreditation surveys, as well as seek buy-in from management and staff to make the necessary changes. Attendees will also learn how to create a seamless hospital program by combining the “mandatory” U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) evaluation with a proven world-class quality management system.

 “Accreditation surveys can often be challenging, but if the outcome can be used to improve systems and, therefore, patient care, then the work is worth it,” said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of symplr. “Patrick Horine will show attendees how to make the accreditation information work for them and receive value from them, beyond just a certificate.”

To view archives of past webcasts in the symplr education webcast series, visit

About Patrick Horine, MHA, President and Chief Executive Officer at DNV GL - Healthcare

Patrick Horine serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of DNV GL Healthcare, Inc. He is responsible for the North American healthcare business of DNV GL, which includes a growing portfolio of standards-driven accreditation and certification services. Horine was part of an entrepreneurial team that created and brought to market the first new hospital accreditation program in the United States since the 1960s when Medicare was started. This program, the DNV GL National Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO), has attracted more than 400 hospitals, and is recognized for its unique design, which integrates Medicare compliance with the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. 

Horine has more than 25 years of healthcare management experience, and has held various leadership positions in hospitals including that of Chief Executive

Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President for Quality and Business Development. He has a Masters Degree in Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University.

About symplr

Founded in 2006, symplr is an industry leader in compliance and credentialing Software as a Service solutions that help healthcare organizations mitigate risk and ensure compliance. symplr has a single mission: to make healthcare compliance and credentialing simpler for all constituents of the healthcare community. For more information or to contact symplr, visit or (866) 373-9725.

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