The Neurosciences Performance Program (NPP) is a knowledge-based services and technology package designed to boost clinical, operational and financial performance for your neurosciences service line. It's executed by a collaborative team of HealthView Analytics specialists and key hospital staff. NPP has 5 action components:
The American Heart Association confers its highest awards to hospitals that are able to treat at least 75 percent of acute ischemic stroke patients who receive IV tPA within 60 minutes of arrival, and at least 50 percent of these within 45 minutes of arrival. Accurately track door to drug times for stroke patients and push this information out to providers on their mobile devices to keep this metric front of mind. Hospitals that can increase their referrals by about 50 stroke patients a year due to such awards can see their operating profits jump by $150,000 to $250,000.
Studies have shown that 60 percent of Surgical Site Infections (SSI) are preventable, and the best prevention is tracking them and making providers aware of their own numbers. Reducing avoidable SSI by 50 percent translates to $150,000 of savings per 1,000 surgeries. This can add up to millions of dollars in savings by helping your physicians achieve their SSI goals.
A major part of controlling quality within a health system is reducing local care variation. For example, many health systems see significant differences in mortality rates for stroke patients across hospitals, or even across different providers. The first step is to track, measure, and identify the variation. Then, by pushing the data out to the team and raising awareness of higher mortality indices, protocols and processes can be improved and mortality rates can be decreased over time.
Many hospitals may believe they are doing well based on the volume of neuro-intervention cases they perform. However, they may find that their contribution margins are low when compared to other facilities. Without the ability to drill down by procedure and provider, meaningful change is difficult. Variations among providers in terms of contribution margins typically highlight variations in physician behavior. Identify areas of improvement and work with providers to help them improve documentation and coding to better capture revenues.
For more information about the Neurosciences Performance Program, or to partner with us as an early adopter, contact Praveen Lobo.
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.