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Trigger-Based Analytics Application Recognizes More Wrong-Patient Order Errors

This healthcare organization, comprised of a specialty hospital and multiple clinics, sought to improve safety for its patients, focusing on identifying wrong-patient order errors. To better understand and improve patient safety, the organization needed to move beyond passive surveillance. By using multiple detection methods for identifying wrong-patient errors and establishing triggers that identify when a wrong-patient order may have occurred, hospital and clinic staff are able to investigate instances.

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  • For the first time, the organization has comprehensive wrong-patient order data, and has the ability to truly understand the number of wrong-patient orders.
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Mothers and Babies Benefit From Cost-Saving Substance Use Disorder Program

Community Health Network (CHNw) observed higher than national rates of maternal substance use disorder, with a higher number of pregnant women having positive drug screens for opioids, cocaine, amphetamines, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. It developed a care coordination and substance use program to help reduce the incidence of substance use disorders among pregnant women. Using its data platform and analytics applications, CHNw was able to evaluate the impact of various process measures on patient outcomes.

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  • $764K in savings by reducing the variable cost per case across the CHNw system over two years, and a 39.9 percent relative reduction in neonatal length of stay (LOS).
  • Babies whose mothers took buprenorphine had a 25 percent lower incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) than babies whose mothers took methadone and spent 15.5 fewer days in the hospital.
  • 20 percent more patients on buprenorphine tested negative for opiates at the time of delivery than the patients taking methadone.
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Closed-Loop Analytics Supports Data-Driven Medical Management

Acuitas Health improved access to data for its partner clinicians by using its data platform and closed-loop analytics to integrate data from more than ten disparate systems. Clinicians receive patient-specific details before the patient visit, allowing them to identify opportunities for health maintenance, improve quality, support data-driven medical decision making, increase adoption of best practices, and improve hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding.

Featured Outcomes

  • In just five months, there have been more than 24,000 patients that have received pre-visit planning using the solution with 200 patient-level data points updated daily (new information for patients with a scheduled appointment).
  • Nearly a 70 percent reduction in the time required by the staff to complete pre-visit planning in the first week
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Data Advances Improvements in Stroke Care Delivery, Reducing Mortality

Thibodaux Regional Health System had implemented evidence-based stroke care interventions in its emergency department. However, the organization was not meeting its established goals for early identification and treatment. With strong leadership support and the help of analytics, the organization’s stroke care transformation team was able to identify opportunities for improvement, culminating in improved care delivery through facility-wide automated alerts and a reduction in the need to transfer patients to other facilities for treatment.

Featured Outcomes

  • 33.8 percent relative reduction in mortality for patients who have had a stroke.
  • $118K in cost savings, the result of a 23.7 percent relative decrease in average variable costs, and a 19.4 percent relative reduction in LOS for patients who have had a stroke. Patients were able to spend 39 more days at home.
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Millions Saved: Complex Care Coordination Reduces Total Cost of Care

OneCare Vermont, an accountable care organization (ACO), is focused on reducing costs by reforming payment models. As the organization methodically and rapidly moves toward value-based payments, it is challenging current delivery methods and seeking to engage providers and patients in new care models. To be successful, OneCare needed to implement strategies to effectively drive change. With robust data analytics, it was able to prioritize opportunities for improvement and ultimately change the way care is coordinated and delivered throughout its network. Results include nearly $20M in positive, value-based financial results in just one year.

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  • $13.3M lower Medicare total cost of care than the expected/contracted total cost of care.
  • $6.12M in favorable Medicaid fixed payments.
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