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Patient Quality & Safety Initiatives

The Link Between Quality Care and Financial Success in Healthcare

While profitability and surgical volume are important motivators in today’s healthcare environment, quantity of care cannot be at the expense of quality. Patient-centric care is an approach to healthcare that prioritizes the individual patient’s needs, preferences, and values. It involves a shift in focus from a traditional, provider-centered model to one that places the patient at the center of decision-making and care delivery.

This approach is proven to create better clinical outcomes for patients, which creates tremendous value and positive impact for every healthcare organization’s bottom line.

Why should quality be at the center of every decision tied to performance and financial stability? 

  • Value-based care ties quality metrics to financial reimbursements, penalties, & rewards
  • Quality programs are shown to enhance patient outcomes
  • Better prepared patients have fewer complications & readmissions
  • Improved outcomes increase patient experience & surgeon satisfaction
  • Safer facilitates increase market reputation, which increases surgical volume

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Succeeding in a Value Based Care Era

With rising costs in medicine, value-based patient care encourages healthcare providers to focus on quality over volume. This concept ties reimbursement to perceived “value” of service, requiring that the care provided by clinicians and healthcare facilities is worth the investment paid by patients and payors. Facilities should expect their clinical departments to focus on continuous quality evaluation. Greater application of quality initiatives and best practices while leveraging measurement tools and key performance indicators can help deliver higher patient care standards.

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Optimizing Surgical Services under the Perioperative Surgical Home

Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is a care model that applies proven best practices across the entire perioperative process (preoperative, operative, and postoperative). It ensures optimal patient preparedness, increased intraoperative safety, improved clinical outcomes, and faster recovery and discharge with lower readmission rates. Facilities that effectively incorporate PSH have seen tremendous return on investment in cost reduction, resource management, and market reputation.

Fast-tracking Recovery with ERAS

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) is a model that focuses specifically on postoperative care improvement and surgical recovery. ERAS protocols employ standard, evidence-based multimodal protocols to accelerate surgical recovery by optimizing preoperative organ function and reducing stress responses through specialty attention to rehabilitation, pain management, hospital discharge planning, diet, and complication prevention.

Enhancing Block Scheduling Management

To make effective use of surgical resources, increase patient throughput, and improve outcomes, hospitals and systems must properly align surgeon access, patient volume goals, surgical staffing, and quality protocols. Surgical Direction’s propriety analytical software, Merlin™ is a powerful tool that allows clients to track peak and valley usage and deploy resources and space in ways that best leverage clinician time and safely streamlined care. It also benefits assigning resources for Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA) locations to ensure these patients receive optimal care as well.

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