Boston Scientific Corporation and Accenture have developed a cloud-based, data-driven digital health solution for hospitals that will help improve patient outcomes and reduce costs to treat patients with chronic cardiovascular diseases.. The solution, ADVANTICS™ Care Pathway Transformation enables providers to make more proactive and informed decisions based on insights into the patient population, ultimately improving the care a patient experiences from hospital stay through post-discharge care and in-home support.
Both companies initially plan to make the Care Pathway Transformation solution available to hospitals in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia and expect to pilot projects throughout Europe and the United States soon.
The Care Pathway Transformation solution uses the Accenture analytics insights platform, which provides actionable insights into care coordination and patient population health patterns, revealing opportunities to improve the consistency and efficiency of care coordination.
The solution will focus on three key measurements:
Pathway Analytics: how a patient moves through the hospital system, how long each step takes and whether a patient can be better served by a more efficient system
Care Management: how patients are diagnosed, treated and monitored, by whom and how often, as well as their ongoing vital signs and risk analysis
Patient Engagement: how patients are educated, monitored and receive communication during their hospitalization and after discharge.
The solution has been tailored for insight into patients with heart failure, but the companies plan to expand it to additional disease states.
In developing this solution, both companies worked with two of the largest hospitals in Scandinavia, Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden and Tampere Heart Hospital in Finland, to assess the current state of care delivery for heart failure patients and identify opportunities for improvement at each hospital.
Heart failure has been identified as one of the costliest disease states to manage – accounting for about two percent of healthcare spending and resulting in an average 11-day hospital stay in Europe.