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Analytics Driven Improvement Efforts Reduces Surgical Supply Costs by $3.2M

Banner Health identified considerable variation in surgical supply use across its facilities. The health system desired a collaborative, data-driven strategy that would allow it to maintain high-quality outcomes while simultaneously decreasing costs across all procedures systemwide. To standardize supply use, Banner Health implemented an analytics application to help identify high-volume, high-cost surgical procedures that varied across the system. It then built standardized surgical preference cards for the high-volume procedures.

Featured Outcomes

  • $3.2M reduction in surgical supply costs for laparoscopic appendectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, robotic assisted hysterectomy, and total hip and knee replacements, in just 15 months.

Engaging Providers to Transform Blood Transfusion Practices

Thibodaux Regional Health System sought to transform its blood transfusion practices. Aware that blood transfusions were often over-used, Thibodaux Regional’s leadership prioritized engaging providers to decrease unnecessary transfusions, reduce potential risks to patients, and improve costs of care. The organization leveraged data and analytics to better understand opportunities for improvement.

Featured Outcomes

  • $104K reduction in costs, the result of a 28.6 percent relative reduction in red blood cell transfusion.

Evidence-Based Strategies Reduce Voluntary Turnover and Labor Costs

Caregiver satisfaction and voluntary turnover at Community Health Network (CHNw) were negatively impacted by a lack of standard processes, which resulted in rework and communication gaps regarding procedures and increased labor costs, reducing CHNw’s environmental services (EVS) team’s ability to deliver core services. In an effort to reduce voluntary turnover rates, CHNw convened an improvement team to improve processes, training, and communication related to cleaning requests, which has led to reduced voluntary turnover and labor costs.

Featured Outcomes

  • Four consecutive months without voluntary turnover, and a 28.7% relative reduction in voluntary turnover.
  • $104K reduction in labor costs.

Decreasing Durable Medical Equipment Variation Yields Nearly $1M in Additional Revenue

Community Health Network identified that inconsistent oversight of durable medical equipment (DME), and process variation, were a likely source of waste and lost revenue. The health network sought a systemwide, data-driven process for the purchasing, dispensing, and billing of DME. A data platform and analytics applications were utilized to understand organizational performance, identify opportunities for improvement, and evaluate the impact of these changes on patient, financial, and organizational outcomes.

Featured Outcomes

  • Nearly $1M in additional revenue, the result of standardizing DME, and a 5 percent increase in DME revenue for orthopedic bracing.

Reducing Hospital Onset Clostridioides Difficile Infections Decreases Costs by $855K

Community Health Network, a hospital system in Indiana, discovered that its hospital-acquired C. diff infection (HA-CDI) rate was higher than the national benchmark. The organization knew it needed to decrease infection rates, but without timely, meaningful data, leaders couldn’t identify the right areas to focus improvement efforts. With the use of a high-level, robust analytics system that allowed better access to data, team members were able to determine where to focus their efforts.

Featured Outcomes

  • 855K in savings in one year, the result of a 31.8 percent relative reduction in HA-CDI rate per 10,000 patient days, with 33 HA-CDIs avoided, and nearly 1,000 less unnecessary lab orders.
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