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Carson Tahoe Health Case Study

White Paper Published By: IBM Watson Health
IBM Watson Health
Published:  Jul 06, 2018
Type:  White Paper
Length:  4 pages

The need

Carson Tahoe Health needed insights to convince its board that an outpatient palliative care program could help address its higher-thanaverage mortality rates and help decrease the risk of future financial impact from those rates

The solution

The healthcare system used IBM® CareDiscovery to track and analyze end-stage patient mortality and related length of stay, readmissions, utilization and costs in key disease groups—by comparing those who participated in trial inpatient palliative care and those who did not

The benefit

The analysis was used to demonstrate to the system’s board that an outpatient palliative care service line was viable in terms of both cost savings and quality-of-care improvement



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