VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced an agreement with Care Logistics. Through this agreement, VHA is offering Care Logistics’ Hospital Operating SystemTM, a logistics-based centralized care coordination model and technology system, to its member hospitals nationwide.
The Hospital Operating System optimizes patient throughput from admissions to discharge, improving care quality and patient satisfaction. The system includes:
- Hub-and-Spoke Care Coordination Model, which redefines roles and processes to ensure that everyone providing patient care does the right, most productive things, at the time across all departments
- Patient Logistics processes and software to help ensure that patients, rooms, beds and transport are always ready
- Order Logistics, which orchestrates on-time diagnostic procedures for all patients across all departments, prioritized to advance care plans and discharge targets
- Demand Logistics to give nurses and staffing teams the tools to easily place patients in beds in appropriately staffed units
- The Physician Rounding app for mobile devices tells rounding physicians who and where their patients are in the hospital, prioritizing based on order and need
“Faced with rising costs and shifts to performance-based payments, hospitals are seeking transformational and sustainable improvements in high reliability operations, efficiency and clinical care quality,” said John Thomas, area senior vice president and executive officer for VHA Inc. “The agreement with Care Logistics will provide our members with innovative care coordination tools that complement the VHA IMPERATIV® solution, an industry-leading operational performance analytics and benchmarking service. When combined, hospitals have performance dashboards that truly enable them to measure the success of hospital-wide operations as well as understand how they are performing relative to their peers.”
“We’re excited about our agreement with VHA and the opportunity to demonstrate to their member hospitals how establishing a logistical control system can orchestrate the key activities and milestones of patient care,” said Karl Straub, president of Care Logistics. “Our experience shows that hospitals adopting our solution transform to more reliable operations, dramatically improving their quality of care and patient satisfaction scores while decreasing average length of stay by half a day or more.”
For more information about the Care Logistics program from VHA contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
VHA Inc. is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations working together to improve performance and efficiency in clinical, financial and operational management. Since 1977, when VHA established the first hospital membership organization, the company has applied its knowledge in analytics, contracting, consulting and network development to help members and customers achieve their strategic objectives. In 2013, VHA delivered $2.2 billion in savings and additional value to members. Serving 5,000 health system members and affiliates, VHA represents more than a quarter of the nation's hospitals. VHA also serves more than 118,000 non-acute health care customers enterprise-wide. VHA is based in Irving, Texas, and has 11 regional offices across the U.S. VHA, together with UHC, owns Novation, a supply chain company, and aptitude® , the health care industry's first online direct contracting market. VHA also owns Provista, a supply chain company serving the non-acute market as well as government, education and business. For more information, visit www.vha.com and follow us on Twitter (@VHAInc).
About Care Logistics
Care Logistics partners with hospitals to provide the only logistical control system for hospital operations. It combines breakthrough approaches to central care coordination and throughput efficiency with innovative hospital logistics software. The result: Reliable and predictable operations that dramatically improve patient throughput, care quality, and patient and caregiver experience.
For more information, contact Care Logistics at (800) 930-0870, or learn more about the dramatic results Care Logistics partner hospitals are achieving at www.carelogistics.com.
David Matthews, 972-830-2901