Tampa General Hospital Applies LogicStream’s Clinical Process Measurement

Tampa General’s Early Focus will be on Applying Clinical Process Measurement for CLABSI Reduction and Sepsis Compliance

LogicStream Health, Inc. announced today that Tampa General Hospital (TGH) will implement the LogicStream Platform to monitor and measure clinical process. Tampa General Hospital will first focus on reducing the rate of CLABSI and monitoring clinician compliance around TGH’s sepsis bundle. The hospital will also utilize the platform to accelerate clinical process redesign through enabling real-time assessments to achieve its vision of being ‘a leader of a clinically integrated network of providers serving West Central Florida.’

Tampa General is a private not-for-profit hospital and one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in West Central Florida, serving a dozen counties with a population in excess of 4 million. As one of the largest hospitals in Florida, Tampa General is licensed for 1,011 beds and, with approximately 7,300 employees, is one of the region’s largest employers. Tampa General Hospital has been affiliated with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine since the school was created in the early 1970s. Tampa General is the primary teaching affiliate of USF Health.

To ensure its clinical delivery process provides the advanced care its patients require, TGH has assembled a governance steering committee led by Dr. Peter Chang, CMIO, and Dr. Laura Haubner, VP of Quality. The TGH governance team, along with key clinical representatives from LogicStream, will refine clinical process through optimization of clinical workflows, increased efficiencies and standardized clinical practice. The goals for a reduction in CLABSI and high compliance rate with TGH’s sepsis bundle will occur in the first six months of the three-year contract. To meet its aggressive timeframes, the team will leverage the LogicStream Platform to measure and improve critical clinical and non-clinical processes.

“With the LogicStream Platform, we will be able to measure our clinical processes prior to, during, and after implementation. This will allow us to identify and close gaps before they can negatively impact patient outcomes,” said Dr. Chang. “It is definitely a game changer for us.”

“The LogicStream Platform’s rapid assessment capabilities are key to TGH’s success and will give us early and leading indicators of what our outcomes will be six to nine months upstream,” said. Dr. Haubner. “The platform will also help us drive clinical standardization while optimizing our clinical decision support processes to achieve care quality objectives without disrupting clinical workflows.”

Unlike products that simply facilitate the reporting of health or quality outcomes, the LogicStream Platform supports strategic management and analysis of clinical care delivery and allows for clinical process measurement, something not offered by any other solution. Measuring the effectiveness of processes by assessing the clinical processes within the EHR, the platform can be utilized to improve outcomes, patient and provider satisfaction, and financial performance. The LogicStream Platform delivers specific solutions targeted at issues such as hospital acquired conditions, revenue cycle management, and regulatory compliance.

“Leading healthcare organizations like Tampa General know that sustained quality improvement requires insights that go deeper than anything available in or from today’s EHR solutions. A scalable approach that involves ongoing measurement of and enhancements to all clinical quality processes across the enterprise is required,” said Patrick Yoder, LogicStream co-founder and CEO. “Also, it must be available at the fingertips of clinical and quality personnel. LogicStream solutions provide clinical process measurement to positively affect patient outcomes while delivering insight into clinical care delivery that provider organizations don’t have today.”