Texas Children’s Hospital is moving to a form of value-based payment under which hospitals that improve efficiency can keep the savings. To succeed under the new payment system, Texas Children’s leaders needed the ability to analyze and better manage specific populations of patients, especially those with costly, chronic conditions like asthma.Texas Children’s found 5 ways to reduce waste and improve the quality of care for their asthma patients across the care continuum. Learn how they reduced length of stay by 11 hours and achieved and sustained a 49 percent decrease in unnecessary chest X-ray orders.
How would an Accountable Care approach change how a patient is treated? It’s important to recognize that accountable care isn’t just a piece of legislation or a new organizational or payment structure. Nor is it just applying technological advances to make healthcare more efficient. It is a fundamental shift in making people accountable for how care is delivered and experienced. And it is founded in the shared responsibility we all have—patients, providers and payers—to make sure our healthcare dollars are used wisely and well. In this Insight, Luke shares an example of a healthcare episode of resource misallocation that could have been avoided by accountable care.
“The EHR alone is not enough without a data platform that enables an
enterprise wide, consistent view of data from many sources. Since this
challenge seems to be pervasive, let me offer a perspective on some of
the most oft-repeated data questions posed by health system leaders.”