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Saint Thomas Health Services Partners With Curaspan on Patient Flow Initiative Resulting in Estimated Savings of Nearly $6 Million
Date:6/12/2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Thomas Health Services (www.sths.com), the leading faith-based health care system in Tennessee, can point to its leadership in addressing today's ever-more pressing mandate to drive down the costs of delivering health care. STHS has done so in part with the implementation of a new patient flow technology solution.

One solution deployed during an overall redesign effort of their Care Management program across three hospitals was Curaspan Health Group's secure, web-based eDischarge(R) software. STHS began this redesign process and soon added the eDischarge software. Eighteen months later, the system has achieved an estimated savings of $6 million in decreased length of stay.

According to Elizabeth Lemons, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness at STHS, the partnership with Curaspan has helped reduce length of stay (LOS), improved work productivity, provided more efficient patient throughput, and created a seamless transition of patients to post-acute providers. "The length of stay (LOS) savings have been significant," said Lemons.

"After a review by our finance department, Saint Thomas Health System has reduced system-wide LOS from 4.57 at the end of fiscal year 2007 to 4.37 through the first eight months of fiscal year 2009.

"STHS turned to Curaspan because of its solid reputation, including being named Best Practice Solution for Patient Flow by the Health Care Advisory Board the past four years. Additionally, eDischarge leads its competitors in nearly every category used by KLAS to rate transition planning solutions. Other considerations which lead to the decision to implement eDischarge were its interoperability with our core HIS system and a track record of rapid deployment, less than two months on average, yielding a very timely retu
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