QTracer is a practical software tool for measuring, evaluating and providing feedback on the quality and safety of care based on so-called tracers.

Tracers are “real life” surveys at the departments where the patient’s “track” is followed in the care institution. Practically speaking, care professionals come a few times a year, often unannounced, at the departments along and view files, closets and talking with doctors and nurses, and patients or clients. With QTracer software on a tablet – designed with quality standards – in hand, they can now perform tracers in a simple and cost-effective manner and report quickly.

QTracer makes clear to what extent procedures and guidelines are followed and good practices and improvement opportunities visible. Through the dashboard, information is made available to doctors and nurses to learn and improve.

The product was created thanks to intensive collaboration between IT experts and University Medical Center Utrecht. In the meanwhile, a number of hospitals with the help of QTracer have achieved their accreditation.

With QTracer we would like to make an effective contribution to the desire to make healthcare care safer.