“We are excited to see how the Clarify platform is shaping new opportunities to improve patient care, especially during transitions between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. In one innovative pilot, care teams are using Clarify data to better understand the patient experience outside the walls of the hospital. By bridging those gaps, our members and partners can better identify patients at risk of adverse events and care for them in the most appropriate setting.”
– Karen Southard, RNVice President Quality & Clinical Performance Improvement
Power NCHA’s Pneumonia Knockout Campaign to save 1,000 lives
In March 2017, the North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) rolled out a statewide initiative to significantly reduce pneumonia (PNE) mortality and readmissions.
Two year goals include:
- Save 1,000 lives by reducing PNE mortality rate by 7.5% to the national average of 16.3%
- Save $8.8M by reducing PNE readmissions by 5.4% to target the top 25% quartile of the nation
North Carolina was ranked 49th out of 50 in US Pneumonia readmission and mortality rates
With access to Medicare quality rankings and inpatient claims from member hospitals, the NCHA found themselves data ri..