The Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is central Ohio’s only academic medical center. OSUWMC serves all patients and populations, with the uninsured and Medicaid population comprising approximately 25% of the organization’s patient mix. OSUWMC has a staff of approximately 16,000, with over 1,500 physicians, 900 fellows/residents and 500 mid-level providers.
OSUWMC is the first two time winner of the Davies Award, first winning in 2001. OSUWMC has launched a clinical data mart designed to monitor the use of anti-microbial medication. Through the utilization of policies developed as result of analysis of data from the data mart, significant reduced the use of IV ciprofloxacin and a corresponding reduction of C. difficile infection rates.
Using health maintenance alerts and standardized care, OSUWMC has significantly improved chronic disease management, including a 5% increase in the number of diabetic patients with HgbA1c under control.
In addition, the OSUWMC IT department implemented a facility charge calculator within the EMR to more accurately code levels of service based on chart documentation in the Emergency Department. With the implementation of the charge calculator, OSUWMC has realized approximately $50 million in gross revenue per year from charges that would have been otherwise missed under the old system.