Q-Centrix Hospital Partners Have Achieved Millions in Cost-Savings and Significantly Reduced Common Hospital Infections Through Strategic Improvement Efforts
CHICAGO, October 22, 2018 – Q-Centrix applauds healthcare quality professionals and hospitals everywhere for their unwavering commitment to improving patient care and outcomes as Healthcare Quality Week 2018 (Oct. 21-27) gets underway.
“It is incredibly encouraging to see so many hospitals taking a proactive approach to quality improvement, not just in response to government requirements, but out of a sheer desire to improve quality of life and outcomes for their patients,” said Milton Silva-Craig, Q-Centrix CEO. “Healthcare quality professionals are critical change agents in both driving and carrying out this movement – and we want to sincerely thank them for all that they do.”
Q-Centrix started eight years ago with the mission to help healthcare providers measurably improve the safety and quality of care they deliver while reducing costs through the comprehensive management of quality data. Today, it partners with more than 500 hospitals to improve outcomes for patients affected by many of the most common and deadliest conditions, including heart disease and stroke, and reduce infection rates.
“Without a doubt, our hospital partners’ quality improvement successes are the product of a focused commitment to improving efficiency and performance across many procedures and processes,” said Silva-Craig. “Their accomplishments show the scale of impact possible when improvement is a primary focus, not just an afterthought, and when comprehensive data solutions are able to relieve clinicians of the administrative burdens of quality reporting so they can focus on patients.”
Q-Centrix completes more than 2 million quality data transactions a year. The result is millions of dollars saved and significant improvements in quality of care for its hospital partners. For example, by working with Q-Centrix, one hospital saved more than $1.2 million in costs and penalties and saw decreases in common healthcare-associated infections reach as high as 75%, depending on infection type.
A touchstone of Q-Centrix’s partnerships is having the industry’s largest and broadest team of nurse-educated quality information specialists – more than 800 quality experts focused on data abstraction and analysis – acting as a virtual extension of quality departments.
“Healthcare Quality Week is also a special occasion within our own ranks,” said Silva-Craig. “Our quality information specialists form the backbone of what we do. When we started eight years ago, we had two. Since then, we have grown to 800. Though we take this week to thank them for their tireless efforts and ongoing commitment to improving healthcare, their impact is felt year-round.”
Healthcare Quality Week was established by the National Association for Healthcare Quality to celebrate the contributions professionals have made in the field and bring greater awareness to the profession of healthcare quality.
Q-Centrix aims to measurably improve the quality and safety of patient care in the U.S. through the use of its market-leading technology platform, Q-Apps, that augments the clinical intelligence and efficiency of the industry’s largest and broadest team of nurse-educated, Quality Information Specialists. Processing in excess of 2 million quality data transactions annually, Q‑Centrix is a comprehensive quality partner to hundreds of hospitals, providing quality data management solutions, including quality data capture, surveillance, measure calculations, analysis, reporting, and improvement solutions. For more information about Q‑Centrix, visit www.q‑centrix.com.