Adventist Health System to Drive Care Improvement with Premier Healthcare Alliance Clinical Outcomes Data

Premier’s QualityAdvisor solution helps reduce HACs, mortality, readmissions and costs while addressing physician practice evaluation

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Adventist Health System, the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation, will help support care delivery across 10 states with clinical data from the Premier healthcare alliance.

Serving more than 4 million patients and 7,700-plus licensed beds across 43 campuses, the health system will use QualityAdvisor™ to integrate and compare information from Premier’s outcomes database, the nation's largest compilation of inpatient data with nearly 20 percent of all U.S. hospital discharges.

“Adventist Health System is always looking for opportunities to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of the care we provide. Today, hospitals need to operate even more efficiently due to reform regulations tied to patient outcomes,” said Loran D. Hauck, M.D., senior vice president/chief medical officer for Adventist Health System in Winter Park, Fla. “We’ve been an owner of Premier for more than 15 years and look forward to further benefiting from this data as we work to enhance care delivery across the organization.”

QualityAdvisor, which integrates quality, safety and financial data, helps hospitals make better decisions in care delivery for reductions in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), mortality, readmissions and costs. It also helps health facilities avoid value-based purchasing penalties while addressing physician practice evaluation for Joint Commission readiness.

Keith J. Figlioli, Premier senior vice president of Healthcare Informatics said, “The future of healthcare requires that providers have access to the right data at the right time and in a way that is instantly meaningful and useful. As a national leader in developing new paths to more efficient care, Adventist Health System is making the proper advancements to deliver the highest quality, safest outcomes to their patients.”

QualityAdvisor combines clinically proven analytical methods with a benchmark database of more than 700 facilities to provide timely, actionable information in all levels of a healthcare organization. The solution identifies clinical and financial improvement opportunities, understands drivers for variation in practice, and monitors quality of care.

Additionally, Premier, a top technology innovator on the 2011 InformationWeek 500 list, is working with IBM to expand its data platform to better integrate healthcare information across the entire continuum of care. This will support performance improvement and measurement for new care delivery models. The nearly 80 health system members of PACT™ (Premier’s Partnership for Care Transformation), including 13 Adventist Health System hospital campuses in Florida and Illinois, are working together to develop and prepare for such delivery models to improve population health status for the 2 million lives across 42 states that they cover.

About Adventist Health System

Adventist Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 43 campuses and employs 55,000 people. Adventist Health System hospitals are composed of 7,700-plus licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits. Adventist Health System’s flagship, Florida Hospital, is one of the largest healthcare providers in America and a national leader in cardiac care. Established in 1908, Florida Hospital now includes almost 2,200 beds on eight campuses. http://www.adventisthealthsystem.com.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 78,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.



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