Henry Ford Health System | Davies Enterprise Award

Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) has been selected as a 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient for leveraging their electronic medical record to reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE), by providing alternative pathways for ED physicians to orchestrate OPD care pathways and developing a Revenue Cycle Playbook to address productivity, revenue capture gains.

HFHS, a not-for-profit corporation, was founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford and is now one of the nation’s leading health care providers – comprised of hospitals, medical centers and one of the nation’s largest group practices. The Henry Ford Medical Group includes more than 1,200 physicians practicing in over 40 specialties.

The Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit is a Level 1 Trauma Center recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, multi-organ transplants and cancer treatment.

Learn more about how Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) has achieved excellence with health IT by listening to their use cases in the tabs below.

As a result of the organization’s dedication, nurse and patient education contributed to a 50% deduction in in avoidable missed/refused prophylaxis and quarterly VTE incidence. Collectively, the VTE process improvement contributed to a cost savings of nearly $3 million annually.

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To date, 235 admissions were avoided (IPD and CBS), which is equivalent to an avoidance rate of 4.9%. HFHS had a 20% reduction in ED usage and admission rates and an overall 4% reduction in PMPM charges.

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Benefits from revenue cycle improvement included a cumulative contribution through 2016 of $86.2M, and the anticipated cumulative contribution through 2017 of $166.7M. So far, HFHS is ahead of schedule on 2017 and forecasting in excess of $22M against the $20M target.

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