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Data-Driven Care Transformation Continues to Reduce Deaths from Sepsis

Thibodaux Regional Health System had improved sepsis mortality rates, yet it recognized the challenges associated with sustaining and further improving care outcomes. Driven by a mission of patient-centered excellence that starts with the chief executive officer, the Board, and leadership, Thibodaux Regional’s sepsis care transformation team utilized its data platform and analytics applications to help facilitate data-driven, sustained improvements.

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  • 36.4 percent relative reduction in sepsis mortality rate, sustaining previous improvement for more than three years.
  • 1.6-day reduction in ICU length of stay (LOS) for patients with sepsis.
  • 1.1-day reduction in inpatient LOS for patients admitted to the hospital for sepsis.
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Improving Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Reduces Adverse Events and Length of Stay

UnityPoint Health evaluated its percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) performance and identified the opportunity to further improve. The health system decided to identify ways to improve its PCI outcomes. With its data operating system and a robust suite of analytics tools, UnityPoint Health took a data-driven approach to improving its PCI outcomes.

Featured Outcomes

  • $843K reductions in variable direct costs.
  • 67.3 percent relative reduction in major adverse events.
  • 65 percent relative reduction in non-major adverse events.
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Colon Cancer Care Transformation Team Leverages Data to Reduce Mortality and Length of Stay

Colorectal cancer (CRC) accounts for $16 billion in healthcare costs, and with 142,250 new cases annually, it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Thibodaux Regional Health System had implemented evidence-based screening and oncology treatment guidelines for colon cancer, yet it still needed to meet organizational goals for early diagnosis and colon cancer survival. With support from the CEO and senior executive leadership, a collaborative approach to tackling CRC diagnosis rates, and a robust suite of analytics applications to deliver accurate data, Thibodaux Regional improved CRC outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Featured Outcomes

  • Zero deaths in more than eight months for people undergoing colorectal surgery.
  • 40.4 percent relative reduction in LOS for colorectal admissions – patients were able to spend 86 more days at home.
  • $171.6K in direct cost reduction, the result of 2,079-hour reduction in LOS.
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$17.4M Saved Through Analytics-Driven Patient Blood Management Improvements

UnityPoint Health created a task force to develop and implement a plan for maximizing blood management. The task force incorporated decision support to improve transfusion ordering in alignment with the transfusion standards. An analytics platform has also been leveraged, which monitors the utilization of blood products, including predictive modeling to risk-adjust blood utilization specific to patient case-mix, and data down to the ordering provider level.

Featured Outcomes

  • $17.4M reduction in direct costs over six years, the result of decreasing unnecessary RBC transfusion.
  • 58,089 fewer units of RBC transfused over six years.
  • 15,601 patients avoided exposure to red blood cells by transfusion.
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Removing Discharge Barriers Reduces Hospital Length of Stay

Length of stay (LOS) is an essential indicator of hospital operational efficiency. Albany Med compared its performance with benchmark data and determined that it could improve inpatient LOS. By convening a multidisciplinary team of providers committed to decreasing hospital LOS and leveraging its data and analytics platform, Albany Med was able to uncover underlying issues causing unnecessary extended hospital stays and substantially reduce LOS.

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  • 28,561 recoverable bed days, the result of a 50.5 percent relative reduction in LOS greater than 30-days.
  • 15.9 percent relative improvement in echocardiogram turnaround time.
  • 0.68-day reduction in LOS
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