Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center and 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient, leverages information and technology to more effectively identify at-risk patients and predict the need for care interventions to reduce patient mortality and unnecessary re-admissions.
Cleveland Clinic | Davies Enterprise Award
Over 1,500 patients were being monitored and processed through the organization’s heart failure checklist. Electronic Checklist compliance was much higher versus paper. Cleveland Clinic had an enterprise target of achieving a readmission rate of 20% compared to the typical range of 25%. With the electronic checklist, they were able to meet that target.
After the implementation of the VitalScout program, the pilot hospital was able to decrease by more than a third, the number of cardiac arrest in their medical/surgical unit. So far, in 2017, the hospital has gone on to demonstrate a 50% decrease in codes from pre-implementation numbers.
Prior to the Hypertension improvement intervention, Cleveland Clinic was only able to garner 87% of the ACO quality points. After the intervention, they achieved 96% of the ACO quality points. The quality improvement in 2016 translated to an additional $3 million dollars.