2013 IHQSE Outcomes

BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION

Opportunity: Reduce length of stay by improving discharge process. Intervention: Standardized process for earlier discharge education prior to discharge Outcome: Length of stay reduced by 7 days. Total projected savings of $840,000 per year.


2014 IHQSE Outcomes

PALLIATIVE CARE

Opportunity: Improve length of stay for palliative patients. Intervention: Move consult earlier in hospital stay. Outcome: Patients received treatment 14 hours earlier improving pain and symptom scores, reducing LOS by 1.7 days. Total projected savings of $3 million per year.

ESOPHAGEAL SURGERY

Opportunity: Reduce length of stay for esophageal surgery patients. Intervention: Standardize order set with compliance reporting. Outcome: Length of stay reduced by 1.1 days and composite harm score reduced by 33%.


2015 IHQSE Outcomes

PRIMARY CARE CLINIC

Opportunity: Reduce readmission rate Intervention: Standardized transition process, follow up phone call, focus on medications. Outcome: Reduced readmission's by 42%: sustained for 5 years Spread: Framework incorporated into hospital care management workflows.

ORTHO SPINE “CRASH” PROJECT

Opportunity: Reduce incidence of rescue care associated with OR PICU transfers Intervention: Standardize order set with compliance reporting. Outcome: Reduced incidence of rescue care by 43%; projected savings of $403,000 per year.


2016 IHQSE Outcomes

PANCREAS SURGERY

Opportunity: Reduce length of stay for pancreatic surgery patients. Intervention: Standardize order set with compliance reporting. Outcome: LOS reduced by 1.1 days, 35% reduction in complications, 67% reduction in return to ICU, 46% reduction in readmission's.


2018 IHQSE Outcomes

DISCHARGE NURSE

Opportunity: Improve discharge process Intervention: Created discharge nurse to improve discharge planning. Outcome: Reduced time to discharge by 43 minutes, length of stay by 1 day and doubled rate of patients discharged by 11am. Spread: 3 units; additional 3 units underway.

PYXIS OPTIMIZATION

Opportunity: Reduce nursing time spent looking for medications. Intervention: Redesign Pyxis content and layout. Outcome: Reduced nursing time to find medication by 21 minutes per nurse per shift. Estimated savings of $76,895 on orthopedic unit. Spread: All hospital units: projected benefit of $916,584 per year.

Contact

Jeff Glasheen, MD
IHQSE Director

Essey Yirdaw, MPH
IHQSE Program Manager

 

Anschutz Medical Campus
Leprino Building, 9th Floor 
12401 E. 17th Avenue,
Campus Box L-963
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (720) 848-5806