Health Quality Innovators of the Year: Data-Driven Care

January 29, 2020

Today we are profiling Bon Secours Mercy Health, the winner of our Health Quality Innovators of the Year awards in the Data-Driven Care category.

Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) is one of the nation’s 20 largest health care systems with 43 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites. With the help of a multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, BSMH developed a strategy for reporting data on antimicrobial use and resistance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network. They also incorporated antimicrobial utilization data into their patient profile review process to help streamline the day-to-day review of patients. The strategy helped BSMH decrease antibiotic prescriptions, including a 12 percent decrease in overall prescribing for antibiotics to treat upper respiratory infections.

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