IRVING, TX – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Vizient, Inc. published the latest issue of Medical Device Tech Watch, highlighting new information for same-day discharge of heart patients as well as the potential to leverage intelligence artificial to help identify patients at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Additionally, among other articles, the report examines a range of services approach to improving the care of patients with hip fractures. The report can be downloaded here: https://info.vizientinc.com/l/73872/2021-04-28/crz32b
“Keeping abreast of technological advancements, best practices and updated industry guidelines for optimal patient care in orthopedics and cardiology requires careful analysis of healthcare publications, clinical studies, expert opinion, data and metrics, ”said Bryan Grossman, vice president, Physician Preference Items, Vizient. “This quarter, we focused our attention on a range of surgical and operational topics and on how data and technology can improve both. ”
Featured articles include:
“Same-day leave recommended for a growing number of selected interventional cardiology patients:” The average length of stay of patients in interventional cardiology continues to decline. The data show that for some patients, night-time monitoring can be avoided without increased mortality, rehospitalization or other complications. With a future that includes more same-day discharges for these procedures, a shift in income will follow as they move from a hospital setting to an outpatient setting.
“Harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to detect patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest:” With more advanced electronic medical records in place and the vast amounts of data that can be generated and analyzed using artificial intelligence, AI could be integrated into the continuum of care. AI can help clinicians identify patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest based on screening protocols that identify low ejection fractions as well as clinical symptoms such as heart failure and EKG readings .
“Apply a range of services approach to improve hip fracture care:” In the United States, more than 300,000 people suffer from hip fractures each year and the number is expected to increase. Research clearly shows that reducing the wait time between emergency department and surgery leads to better outcomes, and a line-of-service approach can help reduce that wait time. The article describes the four phases of a line-of-service approach and details how to improve the system of care for hip fractures, from emergency department to preoperative care and from surgery to post-discharge care.
Vizient Medical Device Tech Watch is a quarterly publication. Previous issues are available here.
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for more than 50% of the country’s acute care providers, comprising 95% of academic medical centers across the country, and over 20% of outpatient providers. Vizient provides expertise, analysis and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio representing more than $ 100 billion in annual purchasing volume, to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. In 2021, Vizient acquired Intalere, which expanded its presence with acute ambulatory and rural care providers. Vizient has earned the World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute annually since its inception. Based in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices across the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.