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Collaborative Overview

Collaborative Overview

Collaboratives are topic specific initiatives utilizing defined measures with established goals and objectives. These offerings allow members with similar needs to collaborate around specific improvement opportunities using appropriate PI methodologies. The collaborative structure and process includes a framework for improvement and incorporates evidence-based medicine and leading practices when available. Goal status and ongoing performance of participants is monitored individually and aggregately, and is reported utilizing collaborative dashboards. In 2017, Vizient MidSouth will be offering collaboratives in the areas noted below.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
This collaborative will build on past improvements and continue to focus on evidence-based guidelines and leading practices that impact care for the COPD population across the entire continuum. Because COPD is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality that creates an ever-increasing economic and social burden, the collaborative’s goals will be to provide a framework to help alleviate the burden by improving care and processes that will have a positive impact on your hospital’s readmissions, average length of stay (ALOS) and overall cost.
ED Throughput
This collaborative is designed to support and assist members with their improvements to effectively manage patient safety, quality and overall throughput within the Emergency Department. Vizient MidSouth is working in conjunction with the Vizient ED Throughput Performance Improvement (PI) Collaborative. Members who participate in both will have an enhanced experience through regional and national collaboration.
Medicare Spend per Beneficiary (MSPB)
In conjunction with Vizient Inc., Vizient MidSouth is continuing the Medicare Spend per Beneficiary (MSPB) Collaborative to help member organizations proactively meet the challenge of managing and identifying opportunities. MSPB is the newest addition to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services' (CMS) Value-Based Purchasing program and is a step towards episode-based payment. MSPB serves as a driver for providers to avoid penalties related to "spend" that includes resource consumption for inpatient care and extends the episode to include 3 days prior and 30 days post discharge.
Sepsis
This collaborative is designed to support and assist members with their improvements to effectively prevent, identify, treat and manage sepsis and septic shock. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage at a national level through the Vizient Sepsis Performance Improvement Collaborative. These activities will allow members to learn from subject matter experts, leading practices and also exchange knowledge, ideas and innovations for improvement.
Total Joint & Spine
This collaborative will continue to focus on high value, patient-centered programs. More specifically, it will focus on improvement across the care continuum, including pre-operative physician office visits, pre-op education/preparation, pre- and intra-operative care, hospital inpatient/outpatient care and discharge follow-up. Participants will receive education, leading practices, comparative data and advisory services to assist with building and improving their organization’s total joint and spine programs including readmissions, cost per case and length of stay (LOS).
Contact Us
For information on how to engage or participate, contact us at 770.850.7400 or info@vizientmidsouth.com.
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