Accelerator Overview

Supports best-practice care for stroke—and your organization’s ability to save lives and reduce long-term disability.

The Stroke Analytic Accelerator supports a coordinated and evidence-based approach to assessment, care, and follow-up, helping drive and sustain improvement in clinical and financial outcomes. Typical implementations focus on stroke systems of care and prehospital management, initial hospital assessment and intervention, optimized hospital care, patient education, and transitions of care.

Background & Problem Summary

Organizations choose to focus on stroke for these reasons:

  • Mortality and morbidity are high. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States—and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability.
  • Associated costs are high. Stroke costs—including healthcare services, medications, and missed work days—total approximately $34 billion each year in the United States. By 2030, total direct medical stroke-related costs are projected to triple from $71.6 billion to $184.1 billion.
  • Stroke systems of care improve outcomes. Multitiered systems of care for stroke patients have emerged as an effective model for improving clinical outcomes and reducing costs of care. Stroke systems of care address the entire care continuum—from prehospital recognition and EMS transport, hospital treatment and discharge, to rehabilitation and long-term/palliative care.

Benefits & Features

Access an at-a-glance, near real-time view of quality of care and its impact.

The application dashboard visualizes outcome and process metrics in easy-to-consume, one-page summaries.

Focus your team on what matters most.

Outcome metrics typically include mortality, LOS, complication and readmission rate, healthcare-related quality of life (HRQOL), recurrence or TIA-conversion rate, and cost per case. Typical process metrics include time to assessment and intervention, adherence to stroke order set, provision of standard education, etc. The result? Your team understands the priorities and can help solve problems that stand in the way of improvement.

Do more than monitor: understand.

Detailed analytics of important processes provide dynamic data exploration, real-time filtering, and drill-down to patient-level detail. The application also provides export or print capability for patient list, metric performance, etc. so you can share and follow up.

Compare care within a cohort.

A Compare tab lets you review patient and care variables—demographics, variation in care, performance in different units, etc.—to determine what’s working and not working to improve outcomes. This feature also allows you to gauge the ROI of improvement work in particular areas: what could you achieve if every unit and provider standardized to match your best performance?