Despite having an in-depth, individualized heart failure (HF) program, Billings Clinic’s 30-day readmission rate was higher than desired and negatively impacted the costs of care. The organization leveraged comprehensive data and analytics to create an analytical approach for evaluating and caring for patients with HF, successfully enhancing HF care and improving clinical outcomes.
- 18.6 percent relative reduction in the HF 30-day readmission rate in one year—with the current readmission rate 13.6 percent lower than the national average.
- 10.9 percent relative reduction in the cost of care for patients with HF.
- 37.3 percent relative reduction in the hospital mortality rate for patients with HF.
- $544K in cost savings.