The Washington Health System (WHS) provides health services in more than 40 locations in three regions of southwest Pennsylvania. These locations include test sites, health facilities, and municipal hospitals.
The flagship medicine, WHS Washington Hospital, has been in operation since 1897 and treats approximately 250,000 patients annually. Clinical specialties include cardiology and surgery, orthopedics, neuroscience, gynecology, cancer treatment, pediatrics, and rehabilitation, and advanced imaging. WHS Hospital has been a Stroke Gold recipient of a Quality Award from the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association for eight years.
The challenge: Insufficient data access and limited scalability
The challenge: insufficient data access and extreme discrimination
In the early 2000s, the cardiology department at WHS Washington Hospital attempted to replace the old newspaper reporting system with a modern system that could streamline operations, reduce unnecessary data entry, and reorganize responsibilities.
Different systems make it difficult to access data and the writing process increases the probability of errors. In addition, WHS officials noted that the lack of an integrated system would make it more difficult to board a new ship as the health system expanded.
WHS began looking for ways to support patient care plans to increase efficiency and clinical efficacy.
The solution: A cardiology platform with a single database that offers a holistic patient record
Washington WHS Hospital partnered with Change Healthcare in 2006 to enhance its complaints system with Change Healthcare Cardiology ™, the end-to-end endpoint using a single database.
Kathi Jennings, director of cardiology at WHS Washington Medical Center, said, “We built a high-performing, heartwarming facility.” “We started small, just with our hemodynamic system, and then over time we installed different modules.”
After implementing Change Healthcare Cardiology Hemo ™ to integrate hemodynamic data, waves, and images into patient records, WHS Washington Hospital developed Change Healthcare Cardiology Echo ™ to obtain complete images and symptoms for transthoracic, transesophageal, and echocardiographic pressure.
As cardiology healthcare systems change with the help of a single database, all data is seamlessly integrated, giving clinicians an integrated cardiac record that creates a complete report for each patient. Caregivers can enter data more efficiently through a single access point and find the information they need in a repository.
The results: Unified data increase efficiency and improve care
Team members who trust the trust system may find it difficult to get on the new boat because the system is weak in communication. Statistics can still be deadly, making it difficult to identify data systems and report key indicators of progress. The WHS Washington Hospital has removed these restrictions by integrating a database.
In 2017, the healthcare system acquired a heart services company, WHS Greene. The government soon merged a public hospital grievance process with Change Healthcare Cardiology. Once complete, all networks will have access to the complaint on the ground, which will help WHS improve patient care and make better treatment decisions.
WHS doctors have access to all available ailments – including EKG results, exercise tests, echocardiogram results, laboratory complaints, and medication – from any available device. The data is instantly shared with reference to doctors as well as the EHR medical system. The availability of this accurate data often eliminates the need for interpretation, as doctors and nurses work with the system to instantly update the records as the process progresses.
Timely Documentation Means Improved Compliance
As the patients touch the system differently, the hospital staff at WHS Washington stores important information in the Health Changer database. Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records during health care is essential to compliance with registration and reimbursement requirements.
Modified Health Care Cardiology helps the healthcare system reorganize its application and system when data collection is not required to complete a complaint. Records are updated, procedures and doctors often complain, and the accuracy of reimbursement is often based on the organization’s document.
For example, the reimbursement requirements for the EP system state that reporting includes efforts to achieve the optimal drug concentration. By adding the required documentation to the Change Healthcare Cardiology user interface, the healthcare system can increase ICD compliance from 65.6% to 100% in six months.
Robust Analytics Drive Operational Improvements
The current medical system makes it easier to analyze its data across departments and facilities. Adjust Health Cardiology makes it easier for Washington WHS Heart Hospital Hospital members to see results, track departmental goals, and make data-driven decisions. McVicker relies on the platform’s reporting system to create a departmental complaint, analyze the volume, and manage infrastructure as users and applications.