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  • Why Not The Best
    modern browser Access your saved reports Log In Register Reports Map Improvement Tools Resources Methodology About Case Studies All Series Health Information Technology Efficiency Pneumonia Care Surgical Care Improvement Patient Experiences Overall Health Care Quality Readmission Rates Health Systems Patient Safety Reducing Infections Public Hospital Improvement Tools Related Publications Commentaries How to Use This Site Case Studies Learn from other hospitals about successful strategies to create safe reliable health care

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  • Why Not The Best
    health record EHR system finds that clinical and administrative leaders built EHR adoption into their strategic plans to integrate inpatient and outpatient care and provide a continuum of coordinated services Successful implementation depended on strong leadership full involvement of clinical staff in design and implementation mandatory staff training and strict adherence to timeline and budget The EHR systems facilitate patient safety and quality improvement through use of checklists alerts and

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    care delivery system based in St Louis Park Minnesota Approximately 96 percent of the hospital s admissions are patients served by the systems integrated multispecialty group practice which comprises 25 clinics in the West Metro section of Minneapolis Methodist serves about 27 000 patients per year in a region that has been leading the country in health care quality and payment innovations Download Case Study PDF PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES The

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    Group as a Highest Value Hospital in 2008 But it was its pursuit of quality and accessibility not efficiency which appears to have been the driving force behind its success The designation can be traced to three notable initiatives its Safe Patient Access Capacity Enhancement SPACE project the simplification of surgical orders and the use of staff councils to address safety concerns Download Case Study PDF PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES Supporting

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  • Why Not The Best
    measures or core measures Hospital leaders credit the organization s strong performance in pneumonia care to the regular communication and reinforcement provided by quality improvement staff Concurrent review in particular is relied on as an opportunity to provide real time education and reminders to providers at the point of care Those interviewed also emphasize that the hospital leaders are willing to try anything in the name of improving patient care

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    once achieving as low as 30 percent to 50 percent compliance with the pneumonia care core measures now performs well above state and national averages Those interviewed credit the organization s improvement in pneumonia care to the energy and attention to quality improvement provided by the frontline staff who have embraced the core measures as an opportunity to improve patient care Concurrent review ongoing nursing staff education and streamlined standing

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    Walla Walla General Hospital Setting Staff Up for Success in Pneumonia Care Walla Walla General Hospital is one of the top performing hospitals in the country on the pneumonia process of care measures or core measures The core measures developed by the Hospital Quality Alliance and reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS relate to the provision of recommended treatment in four clinical areas heart attack heart failure pneumonia and surgical care Walla Walla ranks in the 99th percentile for the pneumonia care core measures the 91st percentile for the heart failure core measures and the 97th percentile for the surgical care core measures The hospital also performs very well on the heart attack core measures but treats too small a population to reliably tell how well it is doing according to CMS guidelines Those interviewed credit the hospital s high performance on the pneumonia care core measures to education and reinforcement as well as improvements to care processes reminders and other supports created to give staff the tools they need to succeed Download Case Study PDF Download Summary Table Performance Improvement Strategies Order sets developed with feedback from a multidisciplinary team can standardize and improve pneumonia

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    in the country in the pneumonia care process of care or core measures Performance improvement teams led by physician champions have helped the hospital achieve its success in pneumonia care The hospital also builds systematic process improvements into staff routines to facilitate compliance with the core measures and standardize care Download Case Study PDF Download Summary Table Performance Improvement Strategies Physician champions can encourage their peers to collaborate on quality

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