Cardiothoracic Surgery Performance Program

Learn how your service line can reduce waste, improve outcomes and increase contribution margins


Cardiovascular System

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Performance Program (CTSPP) is a knowledge-based services and technology package designed to boost clinical, operational and financial performance for your Heart & Vascular service line. It's executed by a collaborative team of HealthView Analytics specialists and key hospital staff. CTSPP has 5 action components:

  1. Develop CTSPP Strategic Game Plan
  2. Access National Best Practice Knowledgebase
  3. Deploy Enabling Technology
  4. Launch Staff Education
  5. Measure & Monitor Care Transformation
Patient on Ventilator

Minimize Prolonged Vent Times 

Shortened post-operative ventilation times are widely recognized as a way to improve patient outcomes and decrease costs. But even with improvements in anesthesia and coordinated, intensive care from heart surgery through post-operative care, substantial variation in vent times still exist. The CT Surgery Performance Program helps track, manage and reduce variations so you can benefit from improved clinical outcomes, greater patient satisfaction, and optimal resource utilization.

Are You Using Too Many Blood Products?

The quantity of blood products used perioperatively varies widely between institutions. Preventing the unnecessary use of blood and its products will provide substantial benefit to the patient and improve your overall outcomes. The CT Surgery Performance Program helps hospitals understand the risk of transfusions prospectively, identify variations in blood product utilization, reduce avoidable costs, and decrease waste.

Patient going to operating room

Increase OR Capacity by Managing Turnaround Times

HealthView Analytics CT Surgery Performance Program identifies opportunities for operational improvement by tracking turnover times in the operating room. Efficient turnover times are key to surgeon satisfaction and are raised frequently as an area of concern. Improved turnover times also enables the facility's ability to add additional cases to rooms while avoiding costly overtime pay. 

Identify Valve Clinic Patients Early

Aggregate and mine data from your PACS EMR, CVIS, or other information systems to quickly identify patients with Aortic stenosis and Mitral regurgitation who may benefit from more intensive follow up. Effortlessly queue these patients for a valve clinic evaluation, during which they can be screened and appropriately routed for valve replacement or effective medical management. Early detection helps prevent avoidable complications and decreases the total cost of patient care.

HealthView Benchmarks

Compare performance with your peers

By aggregating data from your STS registry, the CT Surgery Performance Program provides you with insights on how you performed versus your peers on various complications. In addition to national benchmarks, the program allows you to track local variation in outcomes between CT surgeons within your own hospital.

Near real-time tracking of metrics that contribute to your star rating

The CT Surgery Performance Program, when combined with the LUMEDX CT Surgery Workflow Solution, lets you track measures that contribute to your STS star rating. Near real-time feedback on failed measures allows you to quickly take corrective action and improve the overall performance and standing of your CT Surgery program.

HealthView Analytics is a transformative knowledge and technology platform offered by LUMEDX Corporation. For more than 25 years, LUMEDX has been a market leader in cardiovascular information systems (CVIS). The current generation of this system is the Cardiovascular Performance Program, which utilizes a knowledgebase of best practice insights derived from more than 650 medical centers—combined with analytics embedded in workflows—to boost clinical and financial performance. HealthView Analytics also has enterprise programs in Neurology, Orthopedics and Maternal/Fetal Medicine.

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