Onslow Memorial Hospital is a 160-bed hospital serving coastal Carolina that has taken bold steps iin applying prescriptive analytics to lower rates of preventable harm. After initial success lowering readmissions, the provider expanded the application of the Jvion Machine to address gaps in the patient experience and to prevent avoidable ER and inpatient admissions.
The Jvion Machine has become a critical asset in achieving organizational goals focused on growth (market share and service-lines) clinical integration, quality and safety, and population health management.
|Organizational Goals||Aligned Vectors|
|Ensure capacity for growth||All Cause Readmission and Sepsis Readmission|
|Improve quality and safety||Pressure Injury|
|Drive market share and improve the patient experience||Patient Experience|
|Enable the goals of the ACO||Avoidable ER and Inpatient Admissions (90 days)|
Jvion Machine Adoption Milestones
- Initial Vector Selection and Application
- Onslow Memorial Hospital selected all-cause readmission, sepsis readmission, and pressure injuries (implemented later) as their initial vectors.
- Initial Vector Performance
- The performance of the machine helped drive strong executive and clinical informatics support. Over 24 months, the hospital avoided more than $3M in costs through their readmissions reduction program and integration of the Jvion Machine.
- Expanded System Adoption
- Clinical engagement expanded to include a committee of stakeholders comprising nursing and quality executives. The initial focus of this committee was to drive engagement for each activated vector. Because of the committee’s continued work, nursing leadership has been more visible and has taken ownership of actioning the machine’s outputs.
- New Vector Selection
- Two additional areas of application were identified: patient experience and avoidable ER/Inpatient admissions. By activating the patient experience vector, Onslow Memorial Hospital will be able to proactively identify potential care gaps and take the actions that will not only address the gaps but also drive patient engagement. In addition, three pilot opportunities were identified within newly established ACO clinics. These sites will apply the outputs of the machine’s avoidable admissions and ER visit (90 days) vector with the goals of improving quality scores and lowering costs.
Current Jvion Machine Performance
With the readmission vectors, the hospital has realized a sustained a 20% drop in occurrences. As the rollout of the patient experience and avoidable admissions moves forward, the anticipated value will expand to account for patient perception and ACO performance.
The leadership and stakeholder committee driving the adoption of the Jvion Machine understand that prescriptive analytics solutions aren't a luxury limited to a handful of prominent providers; rather, the application of these solutions is an imperative to ensuring quality patient care and the long-term sustainability of the hospital.