Clinical Care Delivery Spectrum Development
Clinical Care Delivery Spectrum Development utilizes an outcomes-driven method to establish a consistent, evidence-based process to determine which patients can be safely and appropriately cared for at each healthcare facility. The Spectrum can be structured for various patient care levels, such as acute inpatient including ICU, observation, swing bed, emergency and outpatient services, and other clinical services.
Stroudwater conducts a comprehensive analysis of the service area to evaluate market demographics, market potential to support growth, and current outmigration patterns to serve as a baseline for Clinical Care Delivery Spectrum development. In addition, Stroudwater will submit a data request, including the hospital’s self-assessment of current state, such as patient volumes, other service – specific metrics, and applicable care delivery protocols and policies.
Stroudwater collaborates with hospitals to provide education and coaching on the development of their Clinical Care Delivery Spectrum and facilitates an understanding of the critical factors and potential barriers that influence the decision-making process.
Potential implementation outcomes include:
- Increased patient and staff satisfaction
- Consistent evidence-based decision-making
- Increased appropriate patient populations
- Decreased potentially avoidable transfers
- Positive impact on hospital revenues
Organizations may choose to select one or more patient care service areas for the development of the clinical care delivery spectrum.