When an alliance partner hospital looked for advice on how to manage surging electrophysiology lab volumes, our data review and recommendations helped them cut lab overtime hours by 44% even as volumes continued to rise.
After implementing several quality improvement initiatives, the Standardized Mortality Rate for Cleveland Clinic Children’s critical care unit is below peers. Samir Latifi, MD, Chair of the Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, discusses how the department approached quality improvement and its impact on patient outcomes.
This case study in collaboration shares how Cleveland Clinic helped an alliance partner hospital dramatically boost its on-time starts in the cath lab and slash its room turnover times over a 12-month period.
Quality improvement successes don’t just happen but instead result from core principles and best practices. A QI leader shares secrets behind recent quality successes in STEMI care, heart failure and more.
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A new study shows the path to high-quality STEMI care is to consistently achieve a range of best practices, including guideline-directed medical therapy and high use of transradial access for PCI.
Can standardized metrics of efficiency in the cath lab improve the value of cath lab care? A new review paper makes the case with examples and a proposed set of nine metrics.
Patients who experience in-hospital STEMI are an especially vulnerable population. Here’s how we doubled the share of these patients treated within the guideline-recommended 90-minute time window.
While we have long been able to analyze the financial impact of screening options and therapies, there now are tools that can help providers analyze the effects of their efforts.
Cleveland Clinic NICUs reported zero CLABSIs for more than 365 days from late 2013 to late 2014. See how they achieved it — through fostering a culture of safety and ongoing quality improvement.
In an effort to reduce restraint usage in its adult ICUs, Cleveland Clinic implemented a quality improvement initiative aimed at educating nurses one-on-one at the bedside.