Standardizing Use of Clinical Best Practice with Information and Technology: A Davies Story
11:30am - 12:30pmTuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Using data to identify a best practice and then enabling adherence to those best practices is critical for removing the variability and improving health outcomes. This session will share how two 2017 HIMSS Davies Award winning health systems used information technology to standardize care delivery and improve patient outcomes. Memorial Hermann Health System will demonstrate their interdisciplinary process for creating, implementing, and utilizing evidence-based care bundles to significantly reduce incidents of ventilator associated pneumonia. began an intensive focus on the elimination of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Lafayette General Health (LGH) will share discuss how to implement a sepsis monitoring tool, review documentation and improve the ordering process to help reduce the mortality rate, improve quality measure compliance and impact the bottom line. Through these multiple interventions, LGH observed a 23% reduction in Sepsis mortality rate and a cost savings of over $340,000 in one year.