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Carolinas HealthCare System

The articles in this section will feature system highlights and news about your peers.

In this issue you will learn about:

Virtual Critical Care Prevent to Decrease Length of Stay for Sickest Patients

In just one year, the Virtual Critical Care (VCC) unit has seen some of the nation’s sickest patients, but has found that length of stay is decreased when a new patient is evaluated by the VCC physician within an hour of admission. Read more...

Meaningful Use Time Table Extended

On May 21, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed: Extending Meaningful Use Stage 1 for an additional three months; extending Stage 2 into 2016; and delay the start of Stage 3 to fiscal year 2017. Read more...

Code Sepsis

Carolinas HealthCare System is implementing an initiative to reduce complications and deaths associated with severe sepsis and septic shock, conditions of which are associated with 20-35 percent mortality across the nation. Read more...

Patient Safety Program Saves $17 Million

Using an integrated, evidence-based approach, Carolinas HealthCare System has prevented over 4,400 patient safety events in two years, a 30 percent drop equivalent to more than $17 million savings in related care costs. Read more...