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.
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.