We seek to provide high-quality, high-value, cost-effective care for patients in collaboration with physicians, providers and payors. Central to our mission is a focus on clinical quality, including investments in patient care initiatives and information technology solutions that enable us to track and trend the quality of patient care, increase patient safety and increase the time our hospital staffs interact face-to-face with patients.
As a result of our focus on the patient and delivering high quality, cost-effective care, we have achieved scores above the national average across a broad variety of healthcare industry benchmarks, including CMS Core Measures. In addition, as of January 1, 2015, all of our hospitals have met the Stage 2 meaningful use criteria specified by CMS for adoption and meaningful use of certified integrated EHR technology, and all of our hospitals have received ISO-9001 certification relating to the quality of our management systems and processes.
Since our inception, we have committed ourselves to improving healthcare quality in every hospital we own. IASIS Healthcare hospitals are accredited by DNV Healthcare, one of the world’s leading certification bodies and a global leader in quality and safety, and have received dozens of quality awards and specialty designations in the treatment of pneumonia, stroke, heart failure and many other conditions. Our achievements stem from cutting-edge quality initiatives that are integrated into every level of our organization, from the leadership suite, to hospital management, to our physicians and employees.
In 2007, IASIS took quality to a new level, making impressive improvements. We created the Hospital Medical Management and Quality Program (HMMQP), a sophisticated system of identifying and prioritizing goals that go well beyond basic requirements for quality reporting. The cornerstone of our program is a unique framework of collaboration and sharing of best practices among physicians, care providers, employees and leadership.
Our advanced healthcare information and clinical technology initiatives have improved every aspect of our patient care and business processes resulting in:
- Higher quality care outcomes
- Improved patient safety programs and processes
- Comprehensive, real-time access to patient records
- Increased collaboration and improved productivity
- Reduced documentation time for physicians and nurses
- Robust tracking of quality and patient-outcome scores
At IASIS, we believe our unique culture, along with a top-down, cross-sectional approach to quality, will help us continue to achieve operational excellence.