SOURCE: SciHealth

May 01, 2008 15:11 ET

Riverside Health System Improves Quality Scores Using SciHealth

Riverside Acute Core Quality Score Increases 141%

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - In an effort to consistently better quality performance, Riverside Health System implemented SciHealth INSIGHT as a system-wide quality scorecard in 2007. Over the next 12 months, the leadership team at Riverside institutionalized a focus on quality that yielded significant improvements in system-wide quality scores.

"By using INSIGHT and having a central point of reference for our 5,000+ employees, we better enabled our entire staff to read from the same sheet of music," said Belinda Short, Director of Decision Support for Riverside Health System. "When everyone is focused on the same thing, rapid improvement follows. Our entire team has made a great effort to focus on quality, and the results speak for themselves."

During the first 12 months using SciHealth INSIGHT, Riverside Health System posted a 141% increase in their Acute Care Quality Composite. This was followed by significant overall increases in their Long Term Care Quality Composite Score and in their Medical Group Quality Score. In addition, Riverside posted individual quality score improvements in many divisions including; Riverside's 570 bed Medical Center, Home Health, Hospice, Assisted Living, Independent Living and Rehabilitation.

"We applaud Riverside and their focus and commitment to quality," said SciHealth CEO, Bill Leander. "It is no small undertaking to get an entire health system to achieve this level of performance. The team at Riverside is simply remarkable. We are pleased our solutions prove to be a useful tool in their continued accomplishments."

About Riverside Health System

Located throughout eastern Virginia, Riverside Health System includes hospitals, physician offices, outpatient centers, long term care facilities, retirement communities and other services. Riverside Health System employs over 5,000. In 2008, Riverside was honored with the Medical Group Preeminence Award, the Hospital of Choice Award from the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHCP).

About SciHealth, Inc.

SciHealth, Inc. is a leading healthcare performance management software company, providing solutions to over 300 hospitals in the U.S., including some of the nation's premier providers. Thousands of decision makers rely on SciHealth's business intelligence tools each day to take more purposeful and timely actions using informative alerts, dashboards, and scorecards. SciHealth's unique "IT Lite" approach accelerates performance and strategic alignment by increasing transparency and accountability throughout an organization. For more information, please visit us at http://www.scihealth.com or contact us at info@scihealth.com.

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