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  • Why Not The Best
    Eliminating Central Line Infections and Spreading Success at High Performing Hospitals This report synthesizes lessons from four hospitals that reported they did not experience any central line associated bloodstream infections in their intensive care units in 2009 Lessons include the importance of following evidencebased protocols to prevent infection the need for dedicated teams to oversee all central line insertions the value of participation in statewide national or regional CLABSI collaboratives

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  • Why Not The Best
    Case Studies Improvement Tools Related Publications Commentaries How to Use This Site Case Studies Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Seven Consecutive Quarters Without a Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection This nonprofit teaching hospital relies on intensivists to provide ICU caare As part of their efforts to improve care the intensivists recommended use of an evidence based CLABSI prevention protocol that includes the use of a checklist to promote compliance To

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    the Leapfrog Group in 2008 based on efficiency scores that took into account quality of care as well as resource utilization The hospital which was selected from nearly 1 300 hospitals that had voluntarily submitted data received a top efficiency score for all four conditions procedures examined coronary artery bypass graft percutaneous coronary interventions treatment of acute myocardial infarction and pneumonia care Download Case Study PDF PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES Administrators

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    Hospital Nearing Perfection on Core Measures Under the leadership of a quality focused CEO Flowers Hospital in Dothan Ala climbed from average to exemplary in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS process of care or core measures across four clinical areas heart attack heart failure pneumonia and surgical infection prevention in just two years Download Case Study PDF Download Summary Table Medication Reconciliation Performance Improvement Strategies Physicians discuss quality

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    Case Studies Gaston Memorial Hospital Driving Quality Improvement with Data Guidelines and Real Time Feedback Adherence to evidence based practice guidelines perfomance benchmarking and feedback multidisciplinary committees engaged in root cause analysis and strong leadership combined to produce near perfect compliance with evidence based process of care core measures in four clinical areas at Gaston Memorial Hospital near Charlotte N C Download Case Study PDF Download Summary Table Quote of

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    an area with approximately 2 6 million people in northeastern and central Pennsylvania with innovative products and services designed to drive higher performance Geisinger s leaders believe that the organization can simultaneously improve quality satisfaction and efficiency only by redesigning and reengineering the delivery of care This philosophy is epitomized by ProvenCare a portfolio of products many of which are package priced for which care processes have been redesigned to

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    serving more than 550 000 people in Wisconsin Iowa and Minnesota Gundersen Lutheran has increased efficiency improved patient care and achieved the high performance associated with large urban institutions by 1 using clinical and financial outcomes to set benchmarks and targets for improvement to increase transparency and to drive improvement among physicians 2 investing in primary care and disease management programs and 3 hiring engineers to improve operations It offers

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    care organization providing health and dental care and coverage to more than 1 million individuals in Minnesota and surrounding states Key factors driving HealthPartners performance are a consumer focused mission a regional focus scale and scope integrating a broad range of services strategic use of electronic health records to support care redesign and a culture of continuous improvement A comprehensive model for improvement includes setting ambitious targets for health system

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