How obstetric emergency department acuity scoring can impact a hospital's revenue
In 2016, OBHG embarked on a multi-year study of OBED acuity scoring and charge data, auditing 600 patient charts from 12 participating partner hospitals in the first year. OBHG found that the partner hospitals studied forfeited an average of $215,000 in annual facility fee revenue by using a poorly scaled tool for their OBED, and 65% would benefit from switching to the OBHG tool.
An award-winning hospital elevates the quality and safety of their women’s healthcare line
St. David’s North Austin Medical Center wanted to elevate the quality and safety of their women’s healthcare in a financially viable way. They partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group, and in 2014, they were one of only four organizations to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
CA hospitalists often first line of defense against congenital syphilis outbreak
Between 2012 and 2014, cases of congenital syphilis tripled in California. The staff at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, CA, found that most women who gave birth to babies with congenital syphilis had no private physician and received very little or no prenatal care. Bakersfield’s understaffed labor and delivery triage unit was often the first and only caregiver these women had seen.
Bakersfield Memorial worked with Ob Hospitalist Group to establish 24/7 labor and delivery triage coverage to ensure that a board-certified OB/GYN was present to evaluate every at-risk pregnant woman and test her for syphilis.
Study confirms value of OBHG collaboration
After Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, WA, partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group to establish an OB emergency department, the hospital saw a reduction in unattended deliveries and C-sections and the complete elimination of early elective deliveries. At the same time, local physicians described “a total integration” of care with the coordinated services and support of OBHG hospitalists.