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.
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.