Making way for business intelligence maturity 

The ability to generate the meaningful insights necessary to improve care and lower costs in a sustained fashion over time is a hospital’s most vital competitive edge. Having access to the data needed to drive changes to your business, and knowing how to use that data, is imperative.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 09/05/2019 Categories: analytics HealthView Analytics

Analytics use case contest—share your successes with process improvement 

Do you have a great story about how data analytics have led to better patient care or lower costs or—even better—both? We want to hear about it and we’re sure other healthcare providers do too.

We’re soliciting examples of how analytics have revealed opportunities for process improvement. And to make it fun, we’re going to raffle off gift cards worth up to $100 at the LUMEDX Users Group Conference.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 08/22/2019 Categories: analytics healthcare analytics HealthView Analytics STS

Has cost containment in healthcare reached a plateau?  

While financial worries continue to plague healthcare leaders, the ability to contain costs may have reached a plateau.

A study by Kaufman Hall, a strategic and financial consulting firm, that was reported by Healthcare Dive analyzed more than 600 hospitals and found that cutting labor costs and implementing efficiencies and improvement efforts could only go so far.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 08/15/2019 Categories: analytics HealthView Analytics

U.S. News 2019-20 Best Hospitals use LUMEDX  

More than half of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospitals Honor Roll and Best Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery use LUMEDX products and services.

The global authority in hospital performance rankings, U.S. News & World Report uses a multifaceted assessment of nearly every community hospital in the country spanning 25 adult specialties, procedures, and conditions. The lists are intended to be used by patients and their doctors in making informed decisions on where to seek care.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 08/01/2019

Cost savings with same-day discharge for PCI patients 

The U.S. healthcare system could save between $200 million and $500 million per year if 50 percent of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients were discharged the same day, as reported by JAMA Cardiology. A Canadian study showed that same-day discharge (SDD) after PCI was associated with a 50 percent reduction in costs, with a mean saving of U.S. $1,086 per patient, and European studies of this subject have also reported significant savings per patient.

Yet despite the evidence, many hospitals are still missing out on this significant savings opportunity and the rate of same-day discharge after PCI remains low.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 07/25/2019 Categories: analytics healthcare analytics patient satisfaction PCI

Data analytics tools: The struggle is real, study finds 

Data-driven decision-making for cost containment and quality improvement initiatives has increasingly proven its worth with insights empowering hospitals to make changes for the better. But progress has been stalled by gaps in interoperability and siloed data, with executives stymied and unable to use analytics to their full potential.

According to a new survey by HIMSS Analytics, only one out of four healthcare organizations are leveraging their data at an executive level on an everyday basis, and while 67.9 percent have an executive dashboard to support strategic decision-making, just 35.1 percent of those organizations are using it daily.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 07/18/2019 Categories: analytics CVIS interoperability

Reduce CT vent time to cut costs, increase care quality 

Prolonged post-operative ventilation times drive costs higher and have an adverse effect on patient outcomes. But even with improvements in technology and care pathways, variation in vent times still plagues service line leaders.

Though numerous studies have demonstrated that early extubation within six to eight hours of cardiothoracic surgery can be a safe way of eliminating unnecessary costs and even improving quality, this opportunity is often missed, according to a report in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery (ATS). 

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 07/11/2019 Categories: best practices quality