Mercy shows how collaboration and the introduction of global identification standards can lead to increased patient safety in the operating room
International Hospital Federation - IHF
| 1 year ago
Authors: Betty Jo Rocchio and Matthew Mentel, Mercy
ABSTRACT: Mercy is using GS1 standards to identify medical devices and pharmaceuticals for the automation of its hospital operations. As Mercy’s cross-functional team has demonstrated, collaborative relationships within its own institution are enabling the digital transformation of its health system. In fiscal year 2018 (FY18), Mercy reported a 99% reduction in expired products and recalls reaching its operating rooms (ORs) for cases.
During FY17 – FY18, charge capture in surgery also improved by 28%, contributing to $909 additional revenue per case. At the same time, there were reductions in the cost of supplies of $123 per case and labor of $29 per case. More accurate charging of supplies has given the clinical team full visibility over the items used in surgery, which has led to a reduction in variation of supplies. Mercy shows how collaboration and the introduction of global identification standards can lead to increased patient safety in the operating room (pdf 642.14kB)