Understanding Quality of Care


 

Improving workflow and asset management

As hospitals transition to a "value for care" model, tracking methods to establish resource baselines and identify areas of improvement become critical. Stel offers asset (e.g. IV Pumps), personnel (e.g. nursing), and patient tracking to better define hospital quality.

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Stel provides a framework to surface better workflows and staffing efficiencies. Having immediate visibility into a room's availability or cleaning status improves patient care by lowering wait times. 

Tracking an asset's utilization allows staff to quickly locate and use those resources for care, while preventing unnecessary expenditure on misplaced objects.

Understanding where efficiency improvements can happen means improved overall performance for the hospital. Using Stel to standardize staff and asset-usage metrics across teams and wards, opens up the opportunity for shared knowledge across those teams, as well as smoother transitions for patients moving from intensive care units to general units. 


Quantifying value of procedures and interventions

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For monitoring strategies to be cost-saving, insights and data pipelines must predict and quantify the number of preventable patient complications. Live data views on patients can promote earlier interventions to decrease costs.

Detailed tracking and live views of fluid balance status facilitate early intervention, preventing complications like Pulmonary Edema.

 


Staff education

Understanding staff satisfaction is key when evaluating how their goals and work align with overall hospital goals. Affording clinical managers the ability to measure whether fluid tracking and data collection improvements correlate with patient outcomes or to test new operational processes will have great long term value. Staff members will also have an understanding of how personal and team goals contribute to overall hospital goals, allowing for better on-boarding, accountability, training, and reviews for improvement.

 

Critical for treatment

Use of Fluid Management nursing intervention is the number one priority in acute heart failure management.¹


Automating management

Lack of medication management is associated with a projected 22% increase in cost per hospitalization (or $2,303). However, when this management is performed, it is associated with a 19% reduction in cost (or a savings of $2,027 per hospitalization).¹


More time with patients

Nurses spend 35% of their time on documentation. More time with patients is associated with improved outcomes, reduced errors, and patient and nurse satisfaction.²