Community Health Network (CHNw) was keenly aware of the needs of the elderly population in its communities of impact. However, despite the development and implementation of a successful geriatric program, the organization lacked access to, and visibility of, meaningful data to quantify program outcomes. The CHNw Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) team used an analytics application to demonstrate the sizeable, positive impact of the GEM team care and interventions on both patient and financial outcomes:
- $1.8 million in cost savings over 12 months.
- $286 million in margin contribution.
- 1.9 percent mortality rate for patients with delirium receiving GEM team care compared to 10.1 percent for non-GEM patients with delirium.