Many improvements and positive changes are happening at Good Samaritan,
and it is not going unnoticed. Good Samaritan was chosen as a winner of
HBI’s 2015 Cost & Quality Awards – specifically the award
for Population Health Management.
This award is designed to recognize HBI Academy members for their quality
achievements. According to HBI Research Director, Christopher Roubique,
what stood out about Good Samaritan was the level of success experienced
with the implementation of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
“Not only has this allowed your organization (Good Samaritan) to
improve proper utilization of the Emergency Department (ED) and reduce
overutilization, it has also allowed you to better meet the needs of uninsured
and underserved patients who had previously relied on the ED for all their
care needs,” said Roubique.
To successfully improve patient’s access to care across the community
is a true challenge, which makes Good Samaritan’s success—and
the resulting nearly $1,000,000 of cost avoidance—all the more impressive.
The Cost & Quality Academy provides members with insight to help drive
any quality improvement project forward by pragmatically developing white
papers, implementation guides, evidence-based protocols and any other
required resources better performing facilities have deployed to achieve results.
Through health care Business Insights (HBI), access is gained to research
and resources critical to every aspect of an organization. As a member
of one or more of their focused research communities, executives and team
leaders gain access to objective, actionable best practice research, implementation
resources and advisory support that can help drive improvement initiatives
throughout their organization.