Fort HealthCare in rural Jefferson county, Wisconsin, is the sole hospital and only local resource of opioid stewardship. Between 2015-2017, the county death rate due to opioid overdose nearly tripled, and in 2017 alone, the county death rate due to opioid abuse exceeded the entire state of Wisconsin by 31%.
University of Missouri Health Care received the 2021 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award, the second award for the Columbia, Missouri-based Cerner ITWorksSM organization. The Davies Award recognized the hospital’s work using an algorithm to help improve sepsis mortality rates; reducing unnecessary blood transfusions with clinical decision support; and redesigning the user interface used to screen for depression, alcohol and drug misuse, fall risk, and the existence of advance directive information in ambulatory settings.
Genesis ACO uses data, care management tools to help improve quality measures
Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt-57357 reduces patient deterioration with help from early warning score
Proactive program keeps patients on top of medication refills during pandemic
Northern Light Patient Management started working with the Cerner Value Management Advisory Services team to help improve blood management data collection.
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.