Case Studies - Lowering Costs

  • Case Study:

    Using Hospital Surgery Data to Drive Savings

    A highly-regarded hospital was confident that its ENT surgery teams were providing best-in-class care for frequently occurring cases. Nevertheless, the hospital leveraged MDmetrix to quickly identify clinical variations that were causing longer PACU stays. By surfacing these variations, together with real world outcomes, the hospital is leveraging MDmetrix not only to improve patient experiences but also to deliver substantial recurring cost savings.

  • Case Study:

    Using Surgery Center Data To Reduce Costs

    A state-of-the-art surgery center took pride in its clinical excellence and financial efficiency; from its building layout to its clinical workflows, the center was designed to deliver quality care with a carefully managed financial return. Just a few months after providing MDmetrix to its anesthesiologists, however, the center is reducing its drug costs dramatically while improving outcomes.

  • Case Study:

    Optimizing Data Analyst Resources

    A hospital found that typical data queries from physicians cost $10,000 to $15,000 in data analyst time to answer – with a lag of 3 to 4 months while analysts identified cohorts, pulled patient data, manually applied analytics tools, and summarized results. As a result, physicians felt that EMR data was largely unavailable to them, and they were reluctant to engage in data-driven process inquiries. At the same time, the hospital’s data analysts were swamped and frustrated, and the hospital’s analytics budgets was sorely strained. With MDmetrix, the hospital provided its physicians with easy-to-consume analytics that empower clinicians to quickly ask and answer a host of questions – without fearing a $15,000 cost or a 4-month delay. Meanwhile, the hospital’s analysts are leveraging MDmetrix’s tools to streamline their own queries and to focus their time on the hospital’s highest-value opportunities.