Early sepsis detection and proactive intervention help reduce sepsis mortality rates and decrease code blue calls to resuscitate patients.
While most of the U.S. health care market inches toward value-based care, Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, South Carolina, has fully adopted the payment model as part of its more than 150-year-old mission: “Healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence.”
The Asheville, N.C.-based health system added Cerner Patient Observer to six neurosciences unit patient beds in August 2015. During the study, the average falls rate – as measured per 1,000 patient days of care – dropped from four per month to zero.
Other efforts in the health system included alerts, education and clinical decision support which helped lower the number of opioid prescriptions given to patients.
Clinicians at Universal Health Services have developed an innovative tool to ensure patients who need an alternate feeding method get the right nutrients.
Prescription drug monitoring program helps providers reduce prescribed opioids and increase the number of reports accessed by providers, while helping improve workflow.
The solution helped providers see when their young patients needed their vaccines, helped eliminate overtime, and helped identify which vaccines the hospital would need to pay for through a state program.
Now that most health care organizations have moved from pen and paper to electronic health records (EHRs), health systems face a new opportunity: incorporating machine learning to improve patient care.
Pharmacists at MedStar Health could have spent decades manually implementing dose-range checking (DRC) to enhance patient safety across the organization’s entire medication catalog.
Cerner ITWorks℠ client reduced patient falls and falls with injury while improving observation staff efficiency.
Program initiatives included updating technology for barcode scanning, implementing mobile scanning options, ensuring machines could accurately read barcodes and creating friendly competition among staff members.
Children’s National Health System improved quality outcomes in six categories by taking a snapshot of the patient population and receiving reports that highlighted gaps in patient care. Providers then used that information to focus on providing preventative measures.
A new set of alerts built into the EHR allowed Yavapai Regional Medical Center to drop the number of patients who returned to the emergency department within 72 hours. In addition, social workers took an active role in supplying patients with tools they needed to stay healthy.
An evidence-based alert and targeted education helped align red blood cell transfusion practices, reduce transfusion rates and lower costs.
Practitioners at Atrium Health, with locations across North Carolina and South Carolina, found a way to try and slow down the epidemic by creating an alert within the organization's electronic health record (EHR) warning prescribers to reconsider writing a prescription opioid medication to patients with a high addiction risk.
Leaders at Greensburg, Pennsylvania-based Excela Health knew they needed to find a new way to reduce sepsis mortality and average length of stay (ALOS) for sepsis patients.
Women’s Hospital began leveraging technology to make sure nurses and midwives properly train mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding. This is part of an initiative to gain recognition from the World Health Organization.
Solution implementation helps community improve quality measure rating.
Starting in June 2015, the initiative used targeted data to focus on eligible Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes, and those who were pregnant.
Utilizing Cerner Millennium®, along with other efforts helped medication reconciliation rates rise, while at the same helping minimize the amount of medication errors.
Atrium Health utilizes a 3-D motion tracking camera that can track patients’ movements and alert staff when a patient might fall. The solution also allows fewer staff members to keep tab on a larger number of patients.
Carroll County Memorial hospital (CCMH) utilizes Preventive Care Advisor to ensure Medicare patients receive all the tests they need in order to stay on top of their health. CCMH also allows patients to stay in touch with a health coordinator to continually monitor patients’ health.
Interdisciplinary team of MU Health Care staff help design and implement successful readmissions project
Cerner’s Rapid Response dashboard now allows nurses at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to work proactively when they’re dealing with people in critical care, reducing lengths of stays and improving the patient experience.
MOHAP participated in a call from the World Health Organization to track bacteria in an effort to confront a global health problem.
Greater Cleveland area health center uses Cerner Readmission Prevention and Acute Case Management to help lower readmission rates.
Cerner health navigators utilized one-on-one outreach including personal emails and telephone calls to provide support and promote program resources. At the same time, tailored marketing communications also helped drive employee participation.