Introduction

A leading healthsystem in California, in 2015 redirected its efforts towards adopting technology solutions for early recognition and treatment of sepsis, as a priority, in the non-ICU setting. The health system adopted big bata analytics, protocol automation and care coordination solutions from AcesoCloud and brought about substantial improvements in the clinical value chain for sepsis, translating into superior quality, improved clinical compliance, bundle implementation and better margins. The net savings over a period of one year amounted to over $4 million. In 2015 the hospital was listed among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the US for a number of specialties including Sepsis for attaining significant performance improvement in terms of quality and cost by automating Sepsis care protocols using SepsisClock and evaluating the efficiency and efficacy its sepsis program with SepsisAnalytics.

$4 MN
Net Savings in 2015 with 2013 as base year

” A well-coordinated and collaborative multidisciplinary effort, along with a reliable automation and compliance monitoring solution, resulted in immediate improvements in care that reflect in lower mortality rates, and higher bed availability by decreased CCU/ICU LOS.

Chief of Critical Care

Executive Summary

The sepsis team successfully reduced sepsis mortality rate from 40% to 28% resulting in:

  • Sepsis mortality rate lower than the national average
  • Approximately 20% reduction in average cost
  • Reduced LOS in ICU by about one day
  • No significant dip in reimbursements despite mounting reforms and costs

The Impact

  • Sepsis screening tool to increase early diagnosis and recognition
  • Revised protocol with bundle recommendations from the SSC
  • A dedicated Nurse to respond to “Code Sepsis”.
  • Critical decisions driven by analtyics
  • Protocol automation and compliance tracking using SepsisClock
  • Physician leadership to be designated as process champions

A unique approach to improving Sepsis care

 

Best Practices

Automated Sepsis care protocols for quality and cost optimization

 

Analytics

Fast access to data and actionable insight to aid decision making

 

Automation

App for bundle implementation, compliance & coordination

 

Agile

Analyze, Plan, Optimize model for managing sepsis program

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Summary
Success Story: Analytics Driven Performance Improvement in a leading Healthcare system in the US
Article Name
Success Story: Analytics Driven Performance Improvement in a leading Healthcare system in the US
Description
A well-coordinated and collaborative multidisciplinary efforts, along with a reliable automation and compliance monitoring solution, resulted in immediate improvements in care that reflect in lower mortality rates, and higher bed availability by decreased CCU/ICU LOS.
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AcesoCloud