only about 2% OF hospitals perform at the prestigious 100 safecare hospitals level
"Medical Center, Navicent Health - along with all Navicent Health entities - bases its processes and procedures on the triple aim. We focus on quality, safety and efficiency in order to provide our patients with the right care at the right cost. To be selected to The SafeCare Group's 100 SafeCare Hospitals for the second consecutive year confirms that we are doing the right thing for our patients,"
- Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE, President & CEO, Navicent Health
Balanced Hospital Scorecard
lOW READMISSIONS LOW Infections LOW Complications HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION BEST VALUE
To produce a meaningful ranking of US hospitals, The SafeCare Group® looked to existing law for guidance of a comprehensive framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals®. The distinguished medical and legal experts who designed, developed, and implemented The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 and The Affordable Care Act believed that a listing of high performing hospitals in the areas of low rates of infections, complications, readmissions, costs, and high patient satisfaction would promote strong incentives to improve health care. These metrics subsequently became part of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) hospitals pay-for-performance programs of HVBP, HACRP, and HRRP. The SafeCare Group® adopted these relevant metrics as its framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® methodology, termed Recognizing Healthcare Excellence®, as it represented holistic, evidence-based metrics and reflect a Balanced Scorecard of low rates of infections, complications, and readmissions. The 100 SafeCare Hospitals listing is truly disruptive to the healthcare status quo. Hospitals that performed poorly on these evidence-based metrics receive a financial penalty from the CMS. We believe that these listings would incentivize hospital leadership to improve care and reduce unnecessary errors that harm patients.
WHY'S HrrP METRICS IMPORTANT?
The metrics of the HRRP encourages hospitals to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of acute inpatient care for patients by:
Focusing on better coordination of care and communications between providers, and patients and their caregivers.
Improving discharge planning, education and follow-up for discharged patients.
Using electronic medical records to share information and provide continuity of care.
WHY'S HVBP METRICS IMPORTANT?
The metrics of the HVBP encourages hospitals to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of acute inpatient care for patients by: