Reducing Clinical Variation: Improving ED Care and Reducing Cost
Clinical variation in U.S. healthcare contributes an estimated $265 billion in wasteful spending. Using the EDW, Health Quest developed an emergency department (ED) explorer analytics application, identifying opportunities for improvement. Health Quest was able to make data-driven decisions to reduce care variation and improve workflow, successfully improving ED patient flow.
40% reduction in turnaround time for CBC and comprehensive metabolic panel during highest hours of ED utilization.
1% relative reduction in ED LOS.
Enabled identification and case management of patients who are high utilizers of ED services.