Banner achieves HIMSS Davies for intensivist tact to improve outcomes, shorten length-of-stay

Banner Well being is utilizing two-way A/V know-how, predictive analytics, knowledge visualization and superior reporting to sort out its affected person quantity challenges, whereas on the similar time bettering the care of high-acuity sufferers.

The well being system’s use of IT and environment friendly each day use of intensivists for critically unwell sufferers has led to improved survival, shortened size of keep and decreased issues — all with out growing the variety of docs and nurses wanted.

Banner reported 297,613 fewer ICU days than anticipated and an estimated 15,000 lives saved between 2006 and 2018.

These achievements earned Banner certainly one of this yr’s HIMSS Davies Awards for Excellence.

Banner’s decade-old TeleICU program retains watch over its ICU with conventional surveillance, however in 2016 was expanded to watch the emergency division, restoration unit, acute care and expert nursing areas. Banner has additionally leveraged its TeleICU team–in conjunction with real-time extreme sepsis-screening algorithm (embedded throughout the digital well being file)–to discover sufferers in danger for sepsis.


Banner mentioned that real-time automated steady sampling of its EHR knowledge has been key to its success, and when mixed with the TeleICU has led to:

  • Improved workers protection for the crucial care models
  • Prolonged protection into different areas the place further surveillance and scientific choice help might be leveraged to offer extremely dependable care
  • Decreased ICU size of keep and hospital mortality for ICU sufferers
  • Improved bundle compliance by way of EHR knowledge


To supply 24/7 intensivist protection throughout the U.S. would take greater than 33,000 intensivists, but there are solely eight,000 of those suppliers accessible—thus methods to extend watch and care over weak ICU sufferers is crucial.

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Well being is one other group that has discovered a method to enhance high quality of care, increase effectivity and cut back prices by means of utilizing ICU surveillance know-how, on this case with its Avera eCARE ICU program. The well being system saved $62 million with shorter size of stays with assist from Avera’s distant care platform and analytics instruments from Philips. Avera reported decreasing ICU mattress days by practically 11,000 and saving 260 lives.


William Holland, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Banner: “With groups of doctor leaders, engineers, informaticists, IT specialists and knowledge analysts all working collectively towards a typical objective, we’ve created an built-in EHR platform and achieved sustainable industry-leading outcomes within the care we ship all through our total well being system.”

Banner might be acknowledged throughout HIMSS19, which takes place February 11-15 in Orlando, Florida. 

Diana Manos is a Washington, D.C.-area freelance author specializing in healthcare, wellness and know-how. 
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