- 70 percent in urinary tract infections.
- 62 percent in MRSA infections.
- 52 percent in central line infections.
- Hospice care attention to dying Medicare patients by 19 percent.
- Adherence to evidence-based best practices by 14 percent.
- Patient satisfaction by 6 percent.
Advanced Hospital Care is among the few initiatives in the U.S. that uses national, as well as provider-designed and managed measures, to improve evidence-based care, safety, patient experience, readmissions, end-of life care, and mortality. The program uses concepts from national policies and initiatives such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program.Hawaii hospitals in the program also work with hundreds of other hospitals across the U.S. as part of Premier's nationally recognized quality improvement collaborative, which is built on mutual trust, transparency, and a common framework for performance improvement. "The accomplishments these hospitals have made and this unique partnership is a key piece in scaling innovation across our industry," said Merrie Wallace, BSN, MN, vice president of quality at Premier. "By seeking to exceed new performance levels, Hawaii hospitals are inspiring others to improve across all settings of care, benefitting patients and building the capabilities necessary for value-based payment models." Through Advanced Hospital Care, HMSA provides funding for Hawaii hospitals to use Premier analytics and services, such as Premier's quality improvement services and analytics, to accelerate advances in care delivery. A significant percentage of payments for both inpatient and outpatient care for participating hospitals are determined by their performance on quality outcomes measured in the Advanced Hospital Care program. About HMSA Caring for the people of Hawaii is HMSA's promise and privilege. Working together with employers, partners, physicians and other healthcare providers, HMSA promotes well-being; develops reliable, affordable health plans; and supports members with clear, thoughtful guidance. HMSA is the most experienced health plan in the state, covering more than half of Hawaii's population. As a recognized leader, the organization embraces its responsibility to strengthen the health and well-being of its community. Headquartered in Honolulu with centers statewide to serve its members, HMSA is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. hmsa.com. About Premier Inc. Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other providers of care. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier's news and investor sites on premierinc.com.