Which Hospitals Have the Best Surgical Outcomes?

Each year, awards are presented to hospitals in the United States that have shown excellent performance in caring for their patients. These hospitals have been presented with many challenges. However, they have implemented the proper procedures, technological advances, and patient care strategies to ensure that they are able to improve their surgical outcomes, as well as their medical outcomes.

According to the Healthgrades Hospital Quality Clinical Excellence Report, which identifies the top 5% of the hospitals in the nation, a total of 262 hospitals received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 2013. These hospitals demonstrated an overall 30.9% decrease in mortality across almost twenty different procedures in which mortality was the clinical outcome.

Among the hospitals with best surgical outcomes that appear on this list are:

By improving the level of care these, and many other hospitals have been able to provide to their patients, these medical facilities have earned an elite distinction that differentiates them from all of the other hospitals in the country.

The Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act both call for an improvement in medical and surgical outcomes for patients. Because of the increase of attention on healthcare outcomes, and the mandates that have been put in place to ensure those outcomes are improved, it is imperative for hospitals to improve their abilities to measure medical outcomes. This is the only way to truly provide their patients with a heightened standard of care. One way to improve patient outcomes is through synoptic reporting.

Synoptic reporting is an excellent tool for surgeons and physicians for many reasons. It completely eliminates the need for an in-house or an outsourced transcription team because patient reports are completed during the patient’s surgery, or medical encounter. By using a template that is designed to require all of the vital information, reports are completed immediately and inserted into the patient record. This elimination of additional steps can reduce clinical documentation errors.

The consistent structure of synoptic reporting provides every member of the medical team with the ability to easily access the necessary information to treat the patient through every step of the treatment process. Its ability to be accessed from any location with an Internet connection, and on any device, provides the medical team with the flexibility they need.

As an administrator, or as a physician, perhaps you have been looking for a way to provide your patients with a higher level of care. You understand that the need to measure medical outcomes is critical for your patients, but the methods you have been using haven’t given you the tools you need to measure them properly. Synoptic reporting with Synoptec will provide you with those tools.