04 Apr

Congrats 100 Great Hospitals!

Becker's Top 100

Becker’s releases 2016 list of Great Hospitals

We’re especially proud to see the following sites on this year’s list of top hospitals, Becker’s picks for “centers of excellence” in terms of innovation, quality patient care and clinical research:

  • CHI St. Luke’s Health – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center serving Houston
  • Cleveland Clinic serving Florida, Arizona, Abu Dhabi, Canada, as well as Ohio
  • Indiana University Health University Hospital serving Indianapolis
  • Ochsner Health serving New Orleans
  • OhioHealth Dublin Methodist serving Dublin, Ohio
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital serving La Jolla, California
  • Tampa General Hospital serving Tampa, Florida
  • Texas Children’s Hospital serving Houston
  • UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital serving Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics serving Salt Lake City

Becker’s annual list of “100 Great Hospitals in America” is a roll up of  other ranking surveys including US News & World Report, Leapfrog, Truven Health, Magnet accreditation, and Most Wired.  For details and the full list, click here.

28 Feb

Recently Published

PeriNews, PeriGen's take on what matters in obstetricsPeriGen assists Medstar in improving key labor & delivery outcome indicators

Becker’s Hospital Review, a health system management publication, recently published the results of a study done by Sam Smith, MD and Lynette Philips RN of Medstar as well as a team of PeriGen clinical researchers that highlights the impact of process improvement on obstetric outcomes.

The study examined ten years of data on 78,459 births at Medstar, a health system serving Maryland. Data on cesarean rates, NICU transfers, and the use of fetal resuscitation was examined before and after the introduction of a large-scale process improvement program that included the introduction of PeriGen’s decision support software tools.

Medstar results show decline in NICU transfers, fetal resuscitationKey results included:

  • A 54% reduction in the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, assisted ventilation, or intubation.
  • NICU transfers which had risen steadily prior to the program declined by 52%.
  • Cesarean rates stabilized after the introduction of the software despite continuously rising rates of obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

Read more

Reference:

Samuel Smith MD, Lynette Philip RN, Adi Zmiri MD, Emily Hamilton MD, Thomas Garite MD. HIT and clinical synergy: A decade of decreasing NICU admissions & stabilizing cesarean rates, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2016 Dec 20.

20 Dec

How one health system used HIT to control rate of Cesareans


Cesareans stabilized, NICU admissions and resuscitation decline after implementation of PeriCALM® Patterns™

Becker’s Hospital Review just released the results of 10-year study on the impact of process improvement and the use of PeriCALM on the rate of cesareans, NICU admissions and CPR/ventillation/intubation.

The study, authored by Sam Smith MD and Lynette Philip RN of MedStar and Adi Zmiri MD, Emily Hamilton MD CM, and Thomas Garite MD of PeriGen, looked at data for 78,459 births for Cesarean rates, NICU admissions, and the use of extraordinary fetal resuscitation procedures before and after the introduction of a management focus on care processes and staff training combined with the use of PeriCALM Patterns.

Following is a summary of the results published by Becker’s:

  • Despite an increase in factors associated with rates of cesarean sections, the rate of cesareans remained stable after the introduction of PeriCALM and advanced management strategies.
  • NICU admissions declined by more than half after PeriCALM and the process improvement steps were introduced.
  • The number of babies requiring unusual resuscitation measures in the delivery room decreased from 5.2% to 2.4%.

Click to access the Becker’s article providing full results and details