Camera crews are preparing the video productions for the HQI Vanguard Award announcements and ceremony on November 3rd at the HQI Annual Conference in San Diego. Join your network of peers for a not-to-be-missed conference and to celebrate your colleagues who will be receiving the Inaugural Vanguard Awards.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities among Enrollees in Medicare Advantage Plans
New England Journal of Medicine
A major study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined black-white disparities in blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose control between 2006 and 2011 for patients on Medicare Advantage plans.
The results show that while these disparities have not improved nationally as a whole between the two time periods, they were eliminated in the Western states, including California.
Estimated patient harm events prevented (Jan 2012-Dec 2013): 477
Estimated cost savings: $2,247,731
Tri-City Medical Center achieved and maintained excellent harm across the board (HAB) reduction rates, including zero harm for Pressure Ulcers, Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) from January 2012 to December 2013, compared to 2010 baseline rates.
Estimated patient harm events prevented (Jan 2012-Dec 2013): 259
Estimated cost savings: $2,814,750
Kaweah Delta Medial Center achieved and maintained excellent harm across the board (HAB) reduction rates, including zero harm for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Pressure Ulcers and Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) from January 2012 to December 2013, compared to 2010 baseline rates.
Estimated patient harm events prevented (Jan 2012-Dec 2013): 327
Estimated cost savings: $1,958.870
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, a 238-bed not-for-profit community hospital and trauma center in Valencia, CA has been a mentor for improvement to other participants in the California Hospital Engagement Network (CalHEN).
Early elective deliveries are those induced (medically or surgically) that do not meet ACOG guidelines for medical necessity. ACOG reports infants born at 37 weeks are nearly 23 times more likely to suffer severe respiratory distress than those born between 39 and 41 weeks.
Mark your calendars and consider submitting a proposal!
WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2017
WHERE: California Endowment Center – Downtown Los Angeles
TIME: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.