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Gaps in care in health systems cause higher mortality rates and inflate costs. Download this case study for a closer look at how one health system used IBM CareDiscovery data to prove to their board that an outpatient palliative care service line was viable in both cost savings and quality of care improvement.
Carson Tahoe Health needed insights to convince its board that an outpatient palliative care program could help address its higher-thanaverage mortality rates and help decrease the risk of future financial impact from those rates
The healthcare system used IBM® CareDiscovery to track and analyze end-stage patient mortality and related length of stay, readmissions, utilization and costs in key disease groups—by comparing those who participated in trial inpatient palliative care and those who did not
The analysis was used to demonstrate to the system’s board that an outpatient palliative care service line was viable in terms of both cost savings and quality-of-care improvement