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St. Peter's Hospital of Albany Improves Core Measures Processes

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters announced today that St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY, has significantly improved its core measures processes -- such as increasing its discharge instruction compliance for heart failure patients from 85.4 percent in first-quarter 2007 to 100 percent in first-quarter 2008.

St. Peter's Hospital, part of St. Peter's Health Care Services of Albany, is one of only 10 hospitals in the nation named for eight years as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals(R): Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success winner.

These achievements resulted from a series of initiatives put in place by St. Peter's to improve patient safety and the quality of care while improving clinical outcomes. As part of its comprehensive clinical quality improvement program, St. Peter's implemented the Clinical Xpert(TM) CareFocus(TM) solution from Thomson Reuters.

CareFocus, an extension of the Clinical Xpert Navigator solution, gives clinicians access to patient data via Palm, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry(R) smartphones as well as through a Web portal. CareFocus enables clinicians to build clinical profiles to identify high-risk patients from within the entire hospital census based on combinations of their medications, lab and radiology results, vital signs, diagnoses, observations, active orders, demographics, and other transcribed reports.

By applying profiles against clinical patient data, CareFocus provides real-time identification of patients with core measure conditions, co-morbidities, high-risk medication profiles, and other high-risk conditions - before their conditions become more serious. Patients who meet the hospital's preset criteria are automatically segmented into lists that are delivered via Clinical Xpert(TM) Navigator to the individual clinician's desktop or handheld device. By identifying these high-risk patients early, hospitals can significantly improve clinical outcomes while reducing mortality, length of stay, and the increased costs associated with treating complications.

"St. Peter's is proud of our outstanding achievements in cardiovascular health. Our nurses, in collaboration with our IT staff, have worked diligently over the past two years to improve patient outcomes," said Amy Seymour, RN, director, medical cardiology. "Using clinical profiles from CareFocus for AMI and heart failure identification, as well as for medication screening, has been a key component of our overall clinical quality improvement program. We look forward to adding more surveillance profiles to this automated process in the near future."

Kelly Remancus, RN, and Kristen Cumoletti, RN, will present the results of the St. Peter's Hospital clinical performance improvement initiatives at the upcoming American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference on October 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their presentation is titled "Nurse Champion Innovations: Examining and Improving Core Measure Performance for Cardiac Patients."

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About St. Peter's Health Care Services

St. Peter's Health Care Services (SPHCS) of Albany, New York, was established by the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1985 with components that date back to 1869. Led by St. Peter's Hospital, a 442-bed acute care facility, the SPHCS system also includes: St. Peter's Hospital Foundation; St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC), a 40-bed addiction services center; Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, a 160-bed residential care facility; St. Peter's Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, a 160-bed skilled nursing facility; Mercy Cares for Kids, a child day care center; The Community Hospice, serving patients in residential facilities, hospitals and at home in six counties; and St. Peter's Auxiliary, Inc.

With 4,500 employees throughout the system and a budget of more than $450 million, St. Peter's Health Care Services is the region's fourth-largest employer. In recent years, the St. Peter's Hospital has earned several top national and state honors for its overall care, cardiovascular care, patient safety and nursing services.

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