Aligning cost and quality strategies systemwide for market growth
Initially each facility maintained services and analytics used to guide goal planning and performance improvement independently. After expanding their use of the Vizient clinical and operational analytics, advisory and group purchasing organization services the health system quickly generated efficiencies and savings that move their systemwide growth strategy foreword.
Benchmarking and collaboration help RUSH reduce readmission rates
RUSH University System for Health partners with Vizient in its efforts to reduce readmission rates. RUSH uses the Clinical Data Base to measure their performance and participates in the Performance Improvement Stroke Collaborative and High Utilizer Collaborative. During a 12-month period, the collaborative realized 27 fewer readmissions, avoiding an estimated $694,000 of potential costs.
NYC Health + Hospitals takes a comprehensive approach to support first-year nursesOver 1,300 nurses across 25 cohorts have participated in the program contributing to the health system's 90% retention rate for new nurses.
Novant Health enhances systemwide quality controlImplementing a single data source across 15 medical centers gave facility leaders the insights needed to implement and sustain quality improvements
Driven to continue its journey towards improved quality scores and cost-savings goals, Baptist Memorial Health Care – a 22-hospital healthcare system operating in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas – partnered with Vizient beyond its original GPO contract to a total performance management agreement. The health system is on track to achieve the goal of $73 million in cost savings and added revenue across workforce, pharmacy, supply chain and purchased services opportunities.
UCLA Health has a unified trio of leaders who have been guiding the organization to repeated successes in their journey of continuous, sustained improvement since 2014. This trio relies on a framework to facilitate positive change called MOVERS which taps into their organizational culture unifies their teams around a systemwide quality improvement effort.
A data-driven approach to capacity management
Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California embarked on a multiyear initiative to optimize the movement of patients through its facilities; known simply as patient flow. Thanks to staff-wide commitment — and with the valued assistance of Vizient data and analytics tools — the length of hospital stays has been significantly reduced.
Speed to value: How Providence accelerated its pharmacy management performanceFor Ellie Bahou, senior vice president and chief pharmacy officer at Providence, implementing a systemwide pharmacy network was the path to improving Providence’s operational performance. By aligning pharmacy operations across its 53 inpatient and outpatient facilities, the health system saved $8.5 million on drug spend.
Transforming its supply chain and transitioning suppliers in the pandemicLori Lee, senior vice president of clinical operations, took the helm of Yale New Haven Health System's supply chain and began a distributor transition during the height of COVID with Vizient leading the RFP process.
Aligning values and expertise at INTEGRIS HealthAt INTEGRIS Health, Vizient experts are embedded within the supply chain team and bring industry-leading resources to the table. As a member of both organizations, the partnership supports the healthcare system’s core pillars of excellence and strategy, starting with the supply chain process groundwork, which created a foundation for quick pivots as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded.
Caring for a unique population, Yuma Regional Medical Center faced extra pressure to maximize its use of time. Can a process take fewer hours and still lead to better results?
Clinical Team Insights helps advanced practice providers break down silosNebraska Medicine recognized that its advanced practice providers (APPs) needed opportunities for leadership development and wanted to increase APP representation at the executive level. Leveraging lessons learned from a Vizient workshop, Nebraska Medicine leaders launched a program aimed at increasing engagement and connections between APPs and other staff.
Solis Mammography transforms their supply chain generating efficiencies and savingsDavid Pyle, chief operating officer at Solis Mammography, partnered with Vizient to unite the supply chain process and streamline operations across the organization’s nearly 100 sites of care.
Barnes Jewish Hospital chose to partcipate in an improvement project to reduce mortality by increasing compliance with the SEP-1 bundle in the ED, resulting in a 15% decrese in the mortality index for ED patients.
Norman Regional Health System developed its leadership and leveraged a cascading strategy to build a highly reliable organization.
Northwestern Medicine LFH uses standard work to reduce hospital-acquired injuriesStriving to achieve "zero patient harm," Northwestern Medicine LFH incorporated principles of high reliability and strategies for sustaining management systems. After incorporating these learnings into their standard work, one patient care unit went 150 days without a hospital-acquired pressure injury.
With CDB implemented, Novant Health used the data to improve its quality and safety performance. New insights revealed points of variation in the system and enabled strategic planning to support a quality improvement culture across the system.
Sentara Healthcare improves care quality and hospital flow for patients with hip fracturesSentara Healthcare developed a new clinical pathway to streamline hip fracture care that achieves four primary goals: Get the patient into surgery as quickly as possible, focus on early mobility and ambulating, reduce dependence on opioids and discharge patients to the appropriate care setting.
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital prevents adverse events by improving hypoglycemia recheck timelinessThe health system recognized an opportunity to improve the timeliness of repeat point-of-care blood glucose testing following hypoglycemic events, then developed a project charter for a process to increase the frequency of hypoglycemia rechecks that was eventually extended across their entire hospital system.
UVM Medical Center uses data to communicate across its supply chainThe University of Vermont Medical Center uses Vizient tools to communicate with suppliers and physicians, reduce costs and meet healthcare performance goals. Additionally, visual data insights help garner support from the executive team that lead to process changes.
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A large health system partners with Vizient to improve contracting staffing processes and drive efficiencyOne large health system uses Vizient technology and expertise to achieve labor efficiencies across multiple sites of care by identifying ideal staffing ratios, standardizing rates, improving productivity and reducing contract labor expenses.
UCLA Health increases compliance and reduces mortality for patients with sepsis on admission through data-back improvement project.
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Ochsner Health accesses critical supplies and medications during the pandemicUnder the leadership of Debbie Simonson, system vice president of pharmacy services, Ochsner Health has built-in resiliency into its supply chain to weather disruptions. Simonson and the Ochsner team had a plan in place for accessing these medications to meet exploding demand.
RUSH University Medical Center tapped Vizient Procedural Analytics to generate financial and clinical data needed to persuade surgeons and stakeholders to do things differently.
A data-driven approach to rise above health inequityA large academic health system was working to create a more inclusive culture by providing education and training on diversity, equity and inclusion and appointing a vice president and chief health equity officer to advance health equity. The new leader participated in the Vizient Health Equity Strategy Accelerator and collaborated with peers from health systems around the country.
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