Hospital Acquired Infections such as Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) represent dangers to patients’ safety and to care providers’ quality metrics, reimbursement rates, and patient satisfaction scores. Thought leading provider organizations strive to integrate patient safety into their enterprise’s culture in order to provide a solid foundation for individual efforts to target reductions in HAIs such as VTE. This Guide to Value will describe how 2013 Davies Award winner Texas Health Resources reduced Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) using Clinical Decision Support interventions. Due to the patient safety cultural foundation and the direct efforts of involved stakeholders, THR was able to over a two year period (2008- 2010):
- Prevent 404 preventable VTE events
- Avoid $6,060,0004 VTE-related costs.
- Decrease the number of VTE’s over 4 years by 50%