CHOT Impact in Numbers

One way CHOT measures success in translating new knowledge generated from research into practice is by tracking CHOT research impact in numbers. CHOT research impacts are quantified in terms of reductions in waste, cost of care, efficiencies, quality of care, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction. CHOT research projects have contributed significantly to overall ROI (financial, clinical, operational, and social) for CHOT industry members as captured by the figures below.

money

After implementing an ER design support system combining machine learning, simulation, and optimization, reduced revisits from 2008-2012 resulted in $7.5 million of avoided penalties.

Citation

Lee, E. K., Atallah, H. Y., Wright, M. D., Post, E. T., Thomas IV, C., Wu, D. T., & Haley Jr, L. L. (2015). Transforming Hospital Emergency Department Workflow and Patient Care. Interfaces.

hospital bed

After implementing an ER design support system combining machine learning, simulation, and optimization, patient wait times decreased by 70% and overall stay lengths decreased by 33%.

Citation

Lee, E. K., Atallah, H. Y., Wright, M. D., Post, E. T., Thomas IV, C., Wu, D. T., & Haley Jr, L. L. (2015). Transforming Hospital Emergency Department Workflow and Patient Care. Interfaces.

waiting room

Number of patients left without being seen decreased by 5.1% one year after implementation of PDQ methodology.

Citation

DeFlitch, C., Geeting, G., & Paz, H. L. (2015). Reinventing Emergency Department Flow via Healthcare Delivery Science. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 8(3), 105-115.

doctor's cap

Door-to-doctor time decreased by 32 minutes (62%) one year after implementation of PDQ methodology.

Citation

DeFlitch, C., Geeting, G., & Paz, H. L. (2015). Reinventing Emergency Department Flow via Healthcare Delivery Science. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 8(3), 105-115.

timesheet

Bedside Shift Reports reduced over 100 hours of overtime in the first 2 pay periods after implementation

Citation

Gregory, S. T., & Menser, T. (2015). Burnout among primary care physicians: A test of the areas of worklife model. Journal Of Healthcare Management, 60(2), 133-148.

hospital

2% reduction in length of stay for admitted patients & up to 2.5 fewer hours in ED prior to admission to internal medicine.

Citation

Kang, H., Nembhard, H.B., Rafferty, C., & DeFlitch, C. Patient flow in the emergency department: A classification and analysis of admission process policies. To appear in Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2014.

flow

Applying the discrete-event simulation models of patient flow decreased the ED length of stay for discharged patients up to 5% and the overall length of stay by 6.4%.

Citation

Gregory, S. T., & Menser, T. (2015). Burnout among primary care physicians: A test of the areas of worklife model. Journal Of Healthcare Management, 60(2), 133-148.

stopwatch

Total savings potential of the incapacitated introduction of Remote Monitoring System is 13.3% – equivalent to almost $40 billion in annual savings

Citation

Kang, H., Nembhard, H.B., Rafferty, C., & DeFlitch, C. Patient flow in the emergency department: A classification and analysis of admission process policies. To appear in Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2014.

telemedicine

Potential reduction of $3,655,387 in average annual total costs by shifting 9.73% of care to video based treatment for post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Citation

Gregory, S. T., & Menser, T. (2015). Burnout among primary care physicians: A test of the areas of worklife model. Journal Of Healthcare Management, 60(2), 133-148.

ambulence

Expected cost savings of over $325,000 for teams who shared personnel between the RRT and the code blue team when applying the cost-effectiveness model.

Citation

Kang, H., Nembhard, H.B., Rafferty, C., & DeFlitch, C. Patient flow in the emergency department: A classification and analysis of admission process policies. To appear in Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2014.

test

Coordinated Preoperative Testing created a $378 per patient savings due to 0.9 day reduction in stay.

Citation

Cline, K.M., Kash, B.A., & Tomaszewski, L. (2015, May). Developing  A Financial Model Of The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH).

medicine bottle

16% more patients achieved complete response with Standardized Nausea and Vomiting Protocols.

Citation

Cline, K.M., Kash, B.A., & Tomaszewski, L. (2015, May). Developing  A Financial Model Of The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH).

stethoscope

Prehabilitation Programs generated a savings of $288.33 per quality-adjusted life year.

Citation

Cline, K.M., Kash, B.A., & Tomaszewski, L. (2015, May). Developing  A Financial Model Of The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH).

blood bag

$107 saved per patient after implementation of group-and-save blood utilization policy.

Citation

Cline, K.M., Kash, B.A., & Tomaszewski, L. (2015, May). Developing  A Financial Model Of The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH).

book

Preoperative Patient Education created a 4 hour decrease in postoperative ICU stay.

Citation

Cline, K.M., Kash, B.A., & Tomaszewski, L. (2015, May). Developing  A Financial Model Of The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH).

mobilization

Early Mobilization Programs saved $756 per patient due to 1.8 day reduction in stay.

Citation

Cline, K.M., Kash, B.A., & Tomaszewski, L. (2015, May). Developing  A Financial Model Of The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH).

calendar

OR Scheduling Initiatives resulted in a 22.5% decrease in OR turnaround time.

Citation

Cline, K.M., Kash, B.A., & Tomaszewski, L. (2015, May). Developing  A Financial Model Of The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH).

checklist

Coordinated Discharge Planning reduced total patient costs by $412 per patient.

Citation

Cline, K.M., Kash, B.A., & Tomaszewski, L. (2015, May). Developing  A Financial Model Of The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH).

For more detailed information on the above research, please see Journal Publications.