HMS held its March 2023 Collaborative Wide Meeting virtually on March 15, 2023. We kicked off the meeting by sharing our work in patient safety and quality in action. Many abstracts that were presented as posters or oral presentations at national conferences were highlighted. The annual national conferences include the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), and the American Thoracic Society (ATS).
Our HMS physician leads shared hospital performance data across all three initiatives (ABX, PICC/Midline, & Sepsis). Dr. Hallie Prescott shared the risk-adjusted mortality model for sepsis with the goal of assessing for variation in healthy sepsis mortality across hospitals.
A new focus of our collaborative-wide meetings is to engage hospitals for presentations and discussion. We welcomed HMS members from Corewell Health East - Trenton Hospital, Corewell Health West - Spectrum, and Henry Ford Health Jackson to discuss their successes and recommendations related to specific sepsis measures. Members from Ascension St. John River District shared their journey of being a small hospital while caring for community-acquired pneumonia patients. They shared how they improved antimicrobial stewardship for this patient population.
After our main collaborative-wide meeting, we held our first PICC Special Population Workgroup sessions for oncology/hematology and critical care. These are new sessions for our 2024 value-based reimbursement measures (VBR).