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Outcomes & Efficiencies

Leveraging Clinical Excellence

Clinical Pathways improve 
outcomes and efficiencies.

Implementing Clinical Pathways has improved the way we provide care, yielding tangible benefits both in terms of patient outcomes and operational excellence. By streamlining our processes, all locations have successfully reduced unnecessary medicine and testing utilization, reflecting an evidence-based approach to delivering care.

Doctor talking with little boy with parents in background
Mother and son talking with doctor at well visit

6 Active 
Enterprise Pathways

  • Bronchiolitis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Post-Cardiac Arrest
  • Neonatal Seizure
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Behavior De-escalation

Pathways In Implementation

  • Acute Otitis Media
  • Appendicitis
  • BERT
  • Gastronomy Tube

  • GERD
  • Skin & Soft Tissue Infection

Under Development

  • Asthma
  • Sepsis
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Constipation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Febrile Neonate

Each Clinical Pathway includes:

An easy-to-access, evidence-based diagnosis and treatment decision algorithm

Condition-specific tools 
within the electronic health record (EHR)

Appropriate metrics and/or dashboards monitoring patient outcomes, operational impact and clinician adherence

Condition-specific and unit-specific process changes designed to deliver the right clinical care effectively and efficiently as defined by the algorithm

Promising Results — 
Effective Use of Clinical Pathways Has Resulted In:

Decreased Albuterol Ordering From 26% Down to 14%

Reduction in Primary Care Steroid Ordering from 8% to 2%

Reduced Utilization of Blood Glucose Tests From 17% to 10%

100% Compliance with Medication Treatments for Neonatal Seizures and Status Epileptics Patients

Bronchiolitis First Pathway Adopted by 
a Partner Hospital