Improving patient care quality starts with identifying where variations in care delivery exist and learning how to improve outcomes while minimizing clinician burnout
Implementing quality improvement measures requires clear performance goals and benchmarks to drive accountability, as well as operational and clinical analytics to guide process improvements and care redesign efforts. Whether your organization is looking to improve patient quality scores and experiences, or striving to reduce patient harm, Vizient can support you every stage of the way.
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.
Lori 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.
Under 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.
NYC Health + Hospitals partnered with Vizient to implement residency program addressing high nurse turnover rates. The program aimed to provide the clinical and emotional support from leadership that new nurses needed. By scaling up the program, the health system retained more nurses and reduced turnover rates, resulting in significant cost savings and improved patient care. The success of the program has even attracted nurses from outside to join the system.
A 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.
A surgical team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center used Vizient® Procedural Analytics cohort opportunity data to reduce custom pack usage to improve efficiency and reduce clinical variation.
UCLA Health increases compliance and reduces mortality for patients with sepsis on admission through data-back improvement project.
Using data and repeatable processes to drive savings
Baptist Memorial Health Care 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’s leadership ensures continuous, sustained improvement
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.
Striving 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.
At 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.
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital prevents adverse events by improving hypoglycemia recheck timeliness
The 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.
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.
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Nebraska 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.
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