Intermountain Healthcare had a successful year in 2012 in meeting our Clinical Board Goals. Our administrative and clinical leadership, as well as all our bedside staff, remain committed to improving care through these best-practice efforts. Our leaders have changed work processes, monitored and evaluated their efforts, and kept their focus throughout the year. These accomplishments show the commitment of our staff to delivering consistent care across our system and across the continuum.
Clinical Program Goals Summary for 2012
||Develop a best practice guideline to reduce weight gain and resultant metabolic comorbidities of overweight patients on atypical neuroleptics
||Monitor, measure, report radiation by dose for common major tests or procedures. This is a two year goal (2011 & 2012).
||Attain an improved composite rate of compliance for stroke care by implementing 6th measure of appropriate care.
||Reduce Intermountain Homecare Home Health's acute care re-hospitalization rates for wound and respiratory infections. Lower is better.
|Oncology Clinical Program
||Reduce the screening mammography patients recommended for short term interval follow-up mammography.
||Attain a statistically significant reduction in the rate of inpatient falls with injury. Lower is better.
||Pediatric asthma inpatients have documentation of degree of chronic asthma control, asthma medication history, and asthma management plan.
||With SelectHealth: Improve the percent of SelectHealth patients age 18 to 75 with diabetes whose LDL is "in control" (LDL < 100mg/dl).
||Increase compliance to septic shock treatment guidelines for Emergency Department with symptoms of shock resulting from an infection. *still collecting data.
||Improve timeliness of transporting trauma patients to receive definitive care at a larger center when necessary.
|Surgical Services Clinical Program
||Implement an automated system across Intermountain that captures the indication for blood transfusion from the ordering physician.
|Women & Newborns
||Identify three key processes within labor management and implement system level process improvement.
||See Primary Care Goal
|CMS Value Based Purchasing
||Attain a significant improvement, approaching the CMS benchmarks, in the CMS VBP clinical process measures for the system.