CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners continues to demonstrate year over year improvement for various quality measurements for our participating provider practices, achieving shared savings.
We are very proud of the results that our clinicians and facilities have achieved thus far. We have ambitious goals for the future and yet never lose sight of our charge to improve the health of Kentuckians.
- Preventive Screenings
- Chronic Disease Management
- Medication & Care Plan Adherence
- Hospital Readmission Rates
- Emergency Department Visits
- Stemming the Cost
Concentrating on preventative strategies is the cornerstone to the health of Kentuckians. Preventative strategies include screenings for blood pressure, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes and more. Early detection through health screenings can save lives. We have a team of clinical experts that work alongside our providers and patients to close any gaps in preventative care.
Chronic Disease Management
Another component of maximizing the health of Kentuckians is the management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease/ischemic vascular disease and heart failure. Direct collaboration with patients who have been diagnosed with a chronic disease is a proven way to help engage them in their care and manage the disease.
Medication & Care Plan Adherence
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) coupled with a compassionate patient-centered approach generally leads to the best health outcomes for patients. But there are also other factors that affect a patient’s health. One of the most critical factors is patient adherence – whether the patient follows the care plan. We assess patient adherence by monitoring medication compliance and through annual physician office visits. Coupled with our ability to track patients with chronic conditions, this information helps us support patients along a healthier path.
Hospital Readmission Rates/Emergency Department Visits
The Transitions of Care program (TOC) is a 30-day follow up services for select high risk patient populations to ensure access to resources, reduce health care barriers and to prevent readmission through post-acute care. Patients enrolled into the program are those with a high risk of readmission and a diagnosis of: congestive heart failure, sepsis, pneumonia, COPD and total knee/hip arthroplasty. Working with patients to ensure access to available resources outside of the acute care setting prevent return visits to the hospital and emergency department.
To read some of our patient impact stories, please see our Annual Value Reports.