Implementing Opus for Efficient Readmission Rates Benchmarking and Quality Improvement

Overview of the Problem

Within pediatric hospitals, readmission rates serve as a critical metric in measuring the quality of care provided. Comparing these rates by diagnosis and speciality against peer institutions can be a daunting task due to data dispersion and a lack of real-time analytics, which may impede effective course correction.

The Role Opus Plays

Opus, the pediatric hospital benchmarking analytics platform by Configo Health, is a potent solution to this problem. Built on a rich database of over 14 million pediatric encounters, Opus facilitates efficient comparison of readmission rates by diagnosis and speciality against other Children’s hospitals. This enables the identification of variations, trend analysis, and the opportunity for early interventions to improve patient care. Its ability to integrate seamlessly into your existing workflow ensures that data insights are immediately actionable.

Value Created by Opus

  • Cost Savings: By automating the process of benchmarking readmission rates, Opus saves resources that are otherwise spent on manual data analysis, thereby reducing costs.
  • Outcomes Improvement: Early detection of issues through Opus allows for swift, informed decisions that lead to improved patient outcomes.
  • U.S. News Performance: Improved patient outcomes and evidence-based practice contribute to a higher ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Opus helps meet regulatory requirements by providing transparent and comprehensive access to readmission data across diagnoses and specialties.
  • Improved Reimbursement: Understanding readmission rates can aid in more favorable reimbursement negotiations, especially under value-based payment models.

How to Use Opus to Solve this Problem

Opus Quality & Safety allows users to analyze, visualize and report outcomes like readmission rate in a variety of formats. Most importantly, Opus Quality & Safety has a specific Readmission Summary report that contains a customizable overview of key analyses around readmissions. This report allows hospitals to see variations in different readmission rates against external benchmarks by diagnosis, department, procedure or by individual physician. These reports can be customized and scheduled to be sent automatically to appropriate administrators and clinicians on a regular basis for continuous improvement.

By choosing Configo Health’s Opus, you are not just adopting a cutting-edge analytics platform, but you’re also engaging with a team committed to driving better understanding, promoting operational efficiency, and enhancing patient outcomes in pediatric care.

Readmission Summary