Midas+ Statit Solutions Group Newsletter
June 2010
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In This Issue
Customer Highlight: MacNeal Hospital, Vanguard Health Systems
New Options for Reporting and Tracking Never Events
Statit Welcomes New Customers & Staff!
Customer Highlight: MacNeal Hospital

submitted by:
Lara Welborn, Director of Clinical Analytics, Vanguard Health Systems
Jan Machanis, Director of Quality Improvement, MacNeal Hospital
Elizabeth Fonseca, Quality Database Administrator, MacNeal Hospital
MacNeal Hospital is part of Vanguard Health Systems. We are a 427 licensed bed facility with values that include; Safety, Excellence, Respect, Accountability, Integrity and Innovation. Since 1918, MacNeal Hospital has provided healthcare to communities throughout the near west and southwest suburbs of Chicago.  
In alignment with our values, we purchased the Statit piMD and PPR products to assist with our commitment to on-going quality performance. The product was implemented in mid-January 2010.  
New Options for Reporting and Tracking Never Events
There is a relatively new way to track "never" events; e.g. Falls with Serious Injury. Rather than just counting how many events you have in a quarter, a powerful new technique being deployed by many hospitals is to measure the time between these events. This technique provides a more precise way to monitor these events.
Welcome New Customers & Staff!! 
Statit is pleased to welcome the following new customers:
  • Advocate Health
    • Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn IL
    • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove IL
    • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington IL
    • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago IL
    • Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest IL
    • Advocate Trinity Hospital, Chicago IL
  • Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee WI
  • Carondelet Health Network, Tucson AZ
  • Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi TX 
  • Gila River Health Care, Sacaton AZ
  • Mayo Foundation - Franciscan Skemp, Rochester MN
  • Mercy Hospital of Scranton, Scranton PA
  • Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview TX
  • Morris Hospital, Morris IL
  • North Hills Hospital, North Richland Hills TX
  • NorthBay Medical Center, Fairfield CA 
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque NM
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston TX
  • VA Medical Center, Indianapolis IN
For more information on the solutions these customers chose, contact us at info@statit.com or 800.478.2892.
Steve Sato
We are also excited to welcome Steve Sato to the Statit team as our newest QA Analyst! Steve has a BS from San Jose State University.  Steve has more than 5 years working with Statit products as a Software Engineer for Electroglas.  Steve spent 11 years in total at Electroglas, developing solutions for the semiconductor industry. Steve spent the previous 9 years at VLSI Technology, developing process control processes for semiconductor manufacturing.
Successful Performance Improvement Initiatives: The Role of the Process Expert
Back by popular demand...
In this complimentary webinar, you will learn how Process Experts are critical to achieve your Process Improvement goals.
What is a "Process Expert"? 
What are their key responsibilities?
Practicing Continuous Process Improvement:
  • Providing ongoing Assessment and Action Plans for the processes they are responsible for  
  • Identifying changes to the process and communicating if the changes had a real impact on the outcome
  • Validating the data of key processes that they are responsible for
  • Identifying who is truly performing differently
    What tools are needed to help the process expert with their responsibilities?
    How is the information disseminated in "real time"?
    The webinar will help you understand how Statit and its Performance Indicator & Management Dashboard (piMD) solution provides the tools necessary for "process expert accountability" and meaningful performance improvement success.
    Two complimentary sessions will be offered on Wednesday, June 23:
  • 8am Pac, 10am Cen, 11am East
  • 10am Pac, 12p Cen, 1p East
    Register Today!!
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