Today’s complex, rapidly changing environment is driving healthcare organizations to find new ways to improve performance – including clinical outcomes, operations and stress on scarce hospital resources – or face dire consequences. One report estimates that 800 rural hospitals are at the risk of closure.
Premier member UHS Texoma Medical Center developed an innovative way to tackle these challenges and is realizing success on many levels.
Dr. Maziar Mahjoobi, Interventional Cardiologist; Matthew Malinak, Chief Operating Officer; and Mac Miles, Director of Business Development with UHS built a Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) program in partnership with Premier contracted supplier, Inari Medical. Since its implementation, the VTE program has resulted in improved patient outcomes with a reduction in readmission rates, length of stay and burden on ICU resources.
“The program is amazing for patient outcomes and it’s a great expansion of service line within UHS. Instead of just giving pharmacologic medications to try and break up a [blood] clot, we’re doing a mechanical intervention to pull it out and immediately improve a patient’s life, which I think ultimately is why we’re all here,” explained Malinak.
Want to learn more? Explore what a VTE program can mean for your organization by connecting with Chris Lindahl, Premier’s Cardiovascular Portfolio Advisor.