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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.

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.

Reducing Mortality Through Earlier Sepsis Intervention

Community Health Network had implemented evidence-based care; however, the sepsis mortality rate remained higher than desired. To address this situation, the health system established a sepsis council to coordinate a sepsis improvement plan and implemented an analytics platform to gain insight into sepsis care performance.

Featured Outcomes

  • 120 lives saved.
  • 50 percent relative reduction in mortality for patients with emergency department (ED) present on admission (POA) severe sepsis.
  • 14 percent relative reduction in mortality for patients with ED POA septic shock.
  • $5.5 million in savings, the result of reducing average variable cost of care for ED POA and inpatient cohort with sepsis, while also capturing patients for downstream care delivery.

Data-Driven Approach Improves Evidence-Based Trauma Care

Mission Health trauma services provide evidence-based care. Despite its efforts to measure the impact of this care on outcomes, the overwhelming burden of manual data review limited its ability to effectively monitor key process measures in a timely manner. This prompted Mission to use data and analytics for timely insights into injury-specific process measure performance and concurrent chart review to improve trauma care.

Featured Outcomes

  • 4.4 percent mortality rate for patients with a traumatic spleen injury, well below the 7 to 18 percent national average.
  • 3.8 percent mortality rate for patients with a rib fracture, well below the 10 percent national average.
  • $1.06 million annual savings, the result of a 17.5 percent relative decrease in average length of stay (LOS).

Improving Identification of Hospitalized Patients with Sepsis

Learn how Mission Health used data and analytics to gain a comprehensive view of sepsis outcomes so that improvement efforts that help clinicians identify and provide early intervention for patients who may be septic could be effectively implemented and sustained.

Featured Outcomes

  • 45.3 percent relative reduction in severe sepsis and septic shock NPOA mortality rate.
  • 14.4 percent relative reduction in length of stay for patients with severe sepsis and septic shock NPOA.
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