IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over the course of 2017, more than 60 new hospitals selected the Vizient Clinical Data Base (CDB) analytics solution to leverage its unmatched transparency in data methodology and benchmarking capabilities and engage clinicians and motivate change. Over 95% of academic medical centers, along with over 200 community hospitals across the country, now use the CDB.
“The CDB’s benchmarking tools enable hospitals to engage with peer facilities across the country and transparently share their data,” said Steve Meurer, executive principle, data science and member insights at Vizient. “It’s much easier to do performance improvement if you have 10 to 15 organizations that you know are like you, and that you’re connecting with, to drive improvement than if you had aggregated data from 150 random and non-transparent hospitals. If you engage with the right data and engage in collaboration with like organizations, you will improve. It’s really that simple.”
The Vizient CDB is the definitive analytic platform for performance improvement, and has been the foundation of performance improvement for leading institutions for 30 years. Users of the tool value these unique features:
- Full transparency—users have the ability to analyze hospitals by name, allowing them to benchmark against the organizations of their choice. At the same time, they can clearly see the risk and severity-adjusted methodologies that drive the benchmarking data, leading better stakeholder trust and engagement with the information
- Hundreds of comparative metrics—the CDB offers a wide variety of patient outcomes data, including mortality, length of stay, complication rates, readmission rates, hospital-acquired conditions, resource utilization and more
- Unparalleled customization—users can perform benchmarking analysis at the patient and physician level, allowing them to meet Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) requirements.
- Intuitive tools—users have access to dashboards, simulation calculators, and both template and customizable reports to quickly identify improvement opportunities and their potential impact. Patient and physician level data in the CDB is enhanced by providing comparative utilization information for select clinical categories such as pharmacy, imaging, laboratory, blood, and cardiovascular-vascular services. This information results in a greater understanding of clinical practice variation patterns and identifying which resources are being optimally utilized.
Vizient notes that the retention rate for CDB members is extremely high. “This is due to the performance improvement support and expertise that Vizient offers and recently expanded. Performance improvement can only occur if the analytics staff and physicians are highly engaged,” said Meurer. “Vizient advisors are in constant contact with the hospital’s analytics staff to help them glean insights from the CDB that will motivate change. We also facilitate connections between nationally known experts and hospital leaders at least once a year to demonstrate the CDB’s capabilities, insights and best practices.”
In addition, Vizient‘s advisors partner with each hospital’s quality leaders to assist them through the change to improvement. “Improvement is difficult in healthcare and it demands a partner that can provide expertise, networking and support. Vizient has designed a member experience that includes all of that,” said Meurer.
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.