Illumicare’s Stewardship app personally coaches each provider, within patient context, of lower cost alternatives.
The app uses your own wholesale acquisition cost for medicines and your direct, variable cost accounting data for labs to give a true representation to providers of what things cost. More importantly, we know the cost of every order, by every provider, the provider specialty and the patient’s acuity. From that, we understand variation in practice patterns among similar providers and use contextual “nudges” to educate and modify behavior to reduce variation and inpatient costs.
Length of Stay (LOS)
The LOS app displays clinical barriers to discharge to remind the attending physician of clinical issues they control that could deter discharge when appropriate to consider. It does this by showing the current length of stay versus GMLOS, IV medications being administered, peripheral devices in use, and abnormal labs in the last 24 hours.
IllumiCare delivers a real-time notification system directed to the appropriate clinician to acknowledge, adjudicate, and incorporate a CDI query into their documentation. It unobtrusively facilitates timely responses to queries prior to discharge, thereby allowing for proper reimbursement and avoiding delayed reimbursement.