Interventional analytics reduce readmissions, cost of care: Data strategies for improved patient outcomes

OVERVIEW: The best time to reduce readmissions happens before discharge. Interventional analytics make it possible to quickly identify and mitigate issues that lead to increased cost of care and readmissions penalties.

With the right tech strategy:

  • Quality benchmarks reduce length of stay (LOS), readmissions, complications, and inappropriate cases.
  • Risk scores calculate automatically, allowing care teams to intervene while the patient is still admitted.
  • Clinicians use real-time dashboards to monitor patient outcomes and identify cases for immediate correction.
  • Hospital leadership has immediate access to key performance indicators, allowing them to set data-driven quality goals that save the enterprise thousands of dollars while improving patient care.
  • Clinical data teams achieve both significant time savings and 100% validated registry data.


In a summary of the 2022 Healthcare Provider IT Report by Bain & Co and Klas Research, Becker’s Hospital Review highlighted strategic investments in clinical systems and in technologies that improve productivity and
reduce labor costs.

Investing in outcomes reporting technology reduces the overall cost of care by reducing readmissions, complications, and length of stay. Hospitals that participate in clinical registries—and combine data efficiency with interventional analytics—are transforming care through better use of their clinical data.

Here are their tech strategies and tactics.

(1) Implement quality benchmarks and risk scores.

  • Participate in clinical registries to standardize key outcomes data.
  • Automatically validate data against registry standards.
  • Aggregate registry data to reduce effort and speed delivery of clinical and financial metrics.

Registry software from Cedaron Medical automatically runs the quality algorithms and calculates risk scores. Outliers are flagged for intervention or correction so clinicians can be confident the data they see is clean and accurate.

(2) Put interventional analytics in the hands of clinicians and leadership.

  • Provide analytics tools that show outcomes and risk in real time and allow drill down from enterprise to
    the person level.
  • Display dashboards to monitor trends that impact outcomes, reimbursement, and cost of care.
  • Eliminate delays for ad hoc reporting and reduce dependency on IT staff.
  • Maintain HIPAA compliance with role-based access controls that determine who can see what.

With outcomes knowledge on demand, hospitals accelerate quality improvement activities and increase provider satisfaction. Common interventional use cases include monitoring door-to-balloon-time, tracking transfusions, and reviewing discharge medications.

Cedaron provides free, easy-to-use healthcare analytics tools that include 300+ out-of-the-box reports. Cento Analytics includes a report wizard so that end users can explore data without needing to know SQL or Tableau. Regardless of specialty, all registry data is housed in a scalable database that can be used for a wide variety of patient care and continuous improvement programs.

(3) Increase data efficiency and reduce labor costs.

  • Take advantage of existing clinical systems with clean interfaces to registry data forms.
  • Centralize data abstraction technology to reduce IT effort and make user onboarding easier.
  • Deploy registry tools that are certified for interoperability so that data abstraction is “one and done”.

Depending on their registry portfolio, hospitals using registry software from Cedaron report a time savings of 30-88% for their data abstractors. Their teams use the same data tools, regardless of registry, because Cedaron is certified for more national databases and registries than any other vendor.

SUMMARY: Preventing costly penalties for things like readmissions starts before the patient leaves the care setting. A tech strategy that focuses on data efficiency and interventional analytics makes it possible to act more quickly to reduce readmissions, complications, and length of stay; increase provider satisfaction; and reduce the overall cost of care.

“Cedaron improved our patient care. It really changed quite a bit for us.”
- Suzanne, RN | NCDR Clinical Database Coordinator
Regional Health Center | ANCC Magnet Hospital

5 Stars HCAPS

Request a copy of Cedaron’s free Interventional Analytics eBook. Real-life hospital use cases for outcomes data are highlighted on pages 6 & 7.

—About Cedaron Medical—

Cedaron launched in 1990 with a NASA Innovation Grant and a vision to create innovative, cost-effective ways to transform patient care. Our registry and analytics software taps the potential of your clinical data so you can make timely, informed decisions while the window of opportunity is still open. Because we strongly believe usability of registry data is critical for better patient outcomes, we include our proprietary Cento Analytics with all solutions—for free.

Located in Davis, California, we provide 24/7 support from our human team; no chatbots, no runaround with the phone menu. Our customer family rates satisfaction as 9.1/10 (or better), even during the pandemic. | 530.758.7007 | Davis, California |

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