Patient Blood Management

Make a positive change towards improving patient outcomes, implementing better blood utilization, and optimizing cost efficiency.

 

Comprehensive Patient Blood Management

Hospitals across the U.S. are over-transfusing.

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Going From Good To Great

Together, we help your PBM program drive better patient outcomes, utilize less blood and reduce overall blood cost and spend. We provide a customized blueprint that delivers results and aligns physician, health system, and blood provider objectives and expectations.

We built a program to address your biggest pain points:

  • Patients are experiencing adverse outcomes as a result of inappropriate transfusions
  • Studies show 60% of blood transfusions are avoidable or unnecessary.
  • Every year hospitals spend more than $30 billion on blood acquisition and transfusion-associated costs
  • Operational costs are increasing while reimbursements are decreasing
  • Growing need to address population health and personalized care

Our Approach

The program takes a patient-centric, multidisciplinary approach that helps you better minimize, utilize and optimize your blood program.

Minimize

Reduce bleeding and blood loss:

  • Perioperative cell collection and re-administration
  • Minimizing procedural and phlebotomy blood losses
  • Anticoagulant reversal strategies
  • Anticoagulant therapy and anti-platelet therapy management
  • Topical and systemic hemostatic agents
  • Antifibrinolytic agents

Utilize

Improve utilization and transfusion safety:

  • Evidence based guidelines
  • Computerized order entry with decision support
  • Utilization oversight including physician benchmarking and outcomes reporting
  • Targeted service line blood management strategies
  • Clinical education and awareness programs for physicians, nurses and ancillary personnel
  • Effective, informed consent process
  • Implement transfusion safety strategies
  • Process for blood administration oversight and risk reduction

Optimize

Optimize recognition, diagnosis and management of anemia:

  • Perioperative anemia program
  • Inpatient anemia management strategies
  • Outpatient management of chronic blood loss anemia and anemia of inflammation
  • Clinical education and awareness programs for physicians, nurses and ancillary personnel
  • Computerized order entry with decision support

How Our Partnership Works

We start by setting a baseline and key performance metrics based on robust blood utilization data. Next, we work with your health system to create a team, develop policies and systems, and implement blood utilization reduction and outcome improvements that can be tracked over time. This process encourages further refinement of the program and ensures quality patient care is not sacrificed.

The program includes:

  • Blood utilization
  • Inventory management
  • Blood sourcing and provider relationships

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Outcomes

The PBM program has been shown to improve clinical outcomes by eliminating unnecessary transfusions and the health risks associated with them. This national patient safety initiative fits well within the strategic vision of most U.S. health systems that seek to enhance innovation in patient care and effectively manage services for better clinical outcomes.

Our program focuses on evidence-based transfusion practice and proactive strategies designed to:

  • Improve transfusion utilization and transfusion safety
  • Optimize recognition, diagnosis and management of anemia
  • Minimize bleeding and blood loss

And, we deliver real results:

  • 21,000

    Fewer patients exposed to transfusion (cumulative)

  • 36%

    Decrease in blood acquisition cost within 12 months (cumulative)

  • 25%

    Fewer RBC units transfused within first 12 months (cumulative)

  • $4.4M

    Reduction in blood acquisition costs - patient volume adjusted (Initial 18 months, 1 client)

  • 43%

    RBC reduction from baseline - patient volume adjusted (Initial 18 months, 1 client)

Disclaimer:  Accumen has no authority, responsibility or liability with respect to any clinical decisions made by – or in connection with – a provider’s laboratory, patient blood management, or other operations.  Nothing herein and no aspect of any services provided by Accumen is intended – or shall be deemed – to subordinate, usurp or otherwise diminish any providers’ sole authority and discretion with respect to all clinical decision-making for its patients.

Clients

Sharp Clinical Laboratories and Sharp Central Pharmacy Services “With Accumen’s partnership, we have reduced risk to patients and decreased cost through better management of our patients and the blood products they receive”

Kathi Lencioni
CEO Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital/Sharp McDonald Center & SVP  Sharp Clinical Laboratories and Sharp Central Pharmacy Services

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