Improving patient care must be a top priority at all hospitals, but as payers and consumers hold them increasingly accountable for quality and costs, this objective is becoming even more critical to their bottom lines.
In response, many hospitals are turning to clinical surveillance solutions to complement the EMR. These tools offer physicians, nurses, and pharmacists a broader spectrum of insights related to patient care that lead to more optimal care decisions.
Sage Growth Partners, a Baltimore-based healthcare consultancy, surveyed 100 healthcare executives from hospitals across the country to assess where they are in the journey to higher value care and how they are using data analytics, EMRs, and clinical surveillance tools to support their efforts. This report shares the findings.