Guidelines abound for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) in cardiac surgery, but individual programs may struggle with operationalizing generalized recommendations. Here’s how we help outside hospitals take a tailored approach to driving down SSIs.
Here’s how we used Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement methods and tools to help Nuvance Health improve the quality and efficiency of its cardiovascular registry data abstracting processes.
For nearly two decades, our multidisciplinary Advisory Services team has been helping external healthcare organizations improve their clinical, quality and operational performance in cardiovascular care.
This operational case study profiles how we helped an affiliated hospital revise its process for elective surgery evaluation and admission. Results include more-satisfied patients and reduced costs.
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Phase-of-care mortality analysis adds value in cardiac surgery beyond what standard M&M review can offer. That’s why we champion it among our partner heart programs — and why they’re embracing it.
A Missouri hospital allied with our Heart & Vascular Institute achieved a three-star STS overall quality rating for CABG despite an annual volume of under 200 cases. Refinements to its registry-related data processes played a key role.
This case study details how a Missouri medical center quickly turned a site visit to Cleveland Clinic into a full-fledged program for left atrial appendage occlusion, with 25 procedures done within the first year.
Alvin Wee, MD, Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program, discusses the immensely gratifying process of setting up affiliate transplant programs.
Leaders of the 18 cath labs participating in this summit found they shared the same challenges in efficiency. They learned how central coordinated cath lab leadership is to the solutions.
Veteran cardiovascular quality expert Dr. Jeffrey Rich shares how a national network can champion value and excellence — and how to thrive in the era of value-based care.