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Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas Rehabilitation, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, created the EQUADRSM (Exchanged Quality Data for Rehabilitation) network to help inpatient rehabilitation facilities drive quality improvement by sharing information, ideas and best practices. EQUADRSM is the only rehab-specific quality database in the United States. 

The EQUADRSM network's mission is to improve overall quality and safety of healthcare services for the rehabilitation patient before, during and after their hospital stay.

Joining EQUADRSM: Why Your Hospital Should Join

  • It is the only rehabilitation-specific quality database in the United States
  • It allows for benchmarking and best practices
  • Submission of data is easy and is done online 
  • Reliable rehab-specific quality benchmarks are provided allowing you to drive performance improvement in your hospital
  • Members are invited to participate in quarterly conference calls where they have the opportunity to discuss issues with other members in an interactive, collaborative format
  • In the future, EQUADRSM will be able to provide severity-adjusted data and custom reporting
  • Carolinas Rehabilitation was one of the first organizations in the country to be awarded an accreditation by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to operate a PSO. The PSO allows EQUADRsm to offer a secure environment where healthcare organizations can collect and analyze data, providing a path to reducing the risks associated with patient care.

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View the contract to join EQUADRSM (PDF). 



For more information about the EQUADRsm network or to become a member, email us or call 704-355-4311.

For more information about the EQUADRSM

CALL 704-355-4311 or Email