A safety net hospital employs a software application that uses electronic health record data and predictive modeling to identify and allocate scarce resources to high-risk patients, leading to fewer readmissions and lower costs.
A partnership between a hospital and retail pharmacy company provides inhospital and postdischarge support to patients at high risk of readmission, leading to fewer readmissions and high levels of patient satisfaction.
A statewide, all-payer initiative creates financial incentives tied to hospital performance on process, patient experience, and outcomes measures, leading to better and less variable performance.
A health system uses formal processes to track patients who meet core measure inclusion criteria, monitor gaps in care, investigate care variances, and share data and best practices, leading to a significant improvement in overall performance on the measures.
A hospital uses a multidisciplinary team, standing orders and reminder systems, manual medication reconciliation, and system-wide quality improvement to significantly improve performance on core measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.
Norman Regional Health System uses an expanded role for pharmacists and nurses, ongoing monitoring and reporting, physician peer review, and financial incentives to improve performance on core measures, achieving adherence rates of 96 percent or more on 17 of 25 measures (above both State and national averages).
A health system uses formal structures and processes to ensure that performance on core measures remains a consistent focus throughout the organization, leading to a significant improvement in overall adherence to these measures.
A statewide program in North Carolina promotes early initiation of evidence-based heart attack treatment through collaboration with trained paramedics and partnerships between and within hospitals, leading to earlier initiation of therapy and faster transfer of patients.
Concurrent and postdischarge nurse chart review, performance feedback, and other support lead to near-perfect adherence to recommended care processes for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery.
Clinicians follow algorithms that lay out a standardized process for ensuring that surgical inpatients and outpatients receive beta blockers as appropriate, leading to near universal compliance with recommended therapy.