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LOS Improvement Efforts Saves $24M Annually

At MultiCare Health System (MultiCare), inconsistent application of improvement methods, differing competencies, misaligned projects, and inefficient performance data collection were impeding the organization’s ability to improve, leaving quality and operational metrics below expectations. Using a data platform and a robust suite of analytics applications, MultiCare has integrated analytics support into its improvement teams, reducing hospital length of stay (LOS), and achieving significant cost savings.

Featured Outcomes

  • $24M in savings with a 0.6-day reduction in LOS across the health system.

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.

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.

Featured Outcomes

  • 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

Actionable Analytics Enables Improved Care, Reduced LOS, and Costs in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

To provide high-quality, cost-effective care to patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), Mission Health needed insight into individual patient and provider performance data. Without access to accurate data, Mission couldn’t accurately pinpoint patient outliers, understand causes of TBI, and identify opportunities to improve TBI patient care. By utilizing its data platform and analytics accelerators, Mission was able to utilize patient data to identify patients suffering from TBI.

Featured Outcomes

  • 11.3 percent relative decrease in the geometric length of stay (LOS) for patients with TBI, resulting in $441K in cost avoidance.
  • $371K in savings, the result of an 18 percent relative reduction in the cost per case for patients with TBI.

Trauma Program Analytics Improves Emergency Department Throughput

To leverage data from its trauma registry database to improve patient outcomes, Mission Health utilized its data platform and analytics, providing real-time access to data and a more comprehensive understanding of each trauma case. With an analytics-driven approach, Mission reduced emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS) for patients with Level II trauma activation across its populations.

Featured Outcomes

  • 21 percent relative reduction in ED LOS for patients ages zero to 17.
  • 19.2 percent relative reduction in ED LOS for patients ages 18 to 64.
  • 11.9 percent relative reduction in ED LOS for patients over age 65.
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