In Tacoma, Harnessing Data for Clinical Performance Improvement (Healthcare-Informatics)

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[April 23, 2015 by Mark Hagland]

Leaders at the Tacoma-based MultiCare Health System are harnessing data for clinical performance improvement

Exciting things are happening these days at MultiCare Health System, an integrated delivery network based in Tacoma, Washington, and serving the Puget Sound metropolitan area. MultiCare Health operates five hospitals and is building a sixth; it encompasses 11,000 employees, and is the largest private employer in the second-most-populated county in Washington. MultiCare also encompasses n employed provider group of 600 physicians and practitioners.

Leaders at MultiCare have been moving forward to leverage data warehousing, data analytics, and knowledge management, to reduce mortality from septicemia, demonstrate promising results in reducing readmissions for congestive heart failure (CHF), and prepare for value-based payment-based contracting. MultiCare’s leaders have been collaborating with Health Catalyst, a Salt Lake City-based analytics company that was launched through Intermountain Healthcare seven years ago.

As a result of their work, the leaders at MultiCare can boast the following results…Click to read article

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