Saint Luke’s Health System – Kansas City, MO

Saint Luke’s Health System includes 10 hospitals and campuses serving an area of 2 million people across the Kansas City region.  Saint Luke’s specializes in a wide range of services including home care and hospice, behavioral health care, dozens of physician practices, and is one of the nation’s top 20 cardiology and heart surgery programs. The Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Insitute is one of just 3 research and analytic centers for the American College of Cardiology.

In their commitment to providing high quality and leading-edge care, Saint Lukes recognized the opportunity to risk stratify their patient’s in order to improve outcomes. Since 2006, Saint Luke’s and HOS have been working together to provide precision medicine through ePRISM.

Since ePRISM’s implementation, Saint Luke’s has seen advancements in quality care and reduced variability in the cath lab, positioning them to succeed in value-based care. Applying precision medicine at the point of care has resulted in reduced complication rates, reduced lengths of stay, reduced costs, and reduced mortality rates.  You can read more about their achievements in this JACC publication – Bleeding Reduction with ePRISM at MAHI.

One of the biggest challenges healthcare systems face when considering precision medicine, is the extra effort and complexity of practicing it. ePRISM uses data-driven, certified models that help systems like Saint Lukes recognize a patient’s specific risks in a streamlined, simple workflow that is undisruptive to the everyday tasks at hand. Saint Lukes is better positioned to succeed in cardiac bundles and other value-based care programs in the future. Learn more about how ePRISM was implemented at Saint Luke’s.

Saint Luke's Hospital

Cardiac Cath Lab Workflow: Elective PCI’s

3 – Step Process

1. Patient Registers for their Elective PCI Procedure

Patient’s register for their elective PCI procedure. The nurse gather’s all the necessary data and enters it into the EMR.

2. Nurses Enter Patient Data and Generate an Informed Consent

While in the holding area, a nurse will generate the informed consent. The majority of the patient’s risk factors are pulled from the hospital’s EMR. The personalized risk is then incorporated into the consent documents.

3. Lab Techs Display eLUMEN on the Boom during the Timeout Process

Before and during the procedure, the lab techs display the patient’s risk assessment on the boom. By displaying an individual’s specific risks during the procedure, treatments and strategies can be tailored and adjusted in real-time.

See what the Saint Luke’s Team has to Say about the Process

``It has reduced our acute kidney injury, it has reduced our bleeding rates, and we believe it has reduced our risk of mortality.``

Chris Lipp

System Director
Cardiovascular Service Line

``Having used ePRISM for eight years, it's really very seamless; it doesn't add to physician time, and I just find that it's very beneficial.``

Dr. Adnan Chhatriwalla M.D.

Interventional Cardiologist