The University of Tennessee Medical Center participates in measuring and publicly reporting clinical data. We monitor our surgical care and are involved in the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP). We also monitor and measure inpatient medical conditions such as Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), Heart Failure, and Pneumonia and outpatient conditions like chest patients and surgical procedures. Within these categories there are 25 core components such as: antibiotic administration, influenza vacations and smoking cessation counseling. This data is publicly reported online and updated regularly.
What are Core Measures?
UT Medical Center delivers quality patient centered care using proven and quantitative medical treatments. By doing this, we adhere to a set of care processes called Core Measures developed by The Joint Commission, the nation's prominent standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare, to improve the quality of health care by implementing a national, standardized performance system. The Core Measures are derived from a set of quality indicators defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These quality indicators have been shown to reduce the risk of complications and prevent readmission's of patients who come to a hospital to receive treatment of a condition or illness. We proudly stand by our Core Measures as they help us continuously improve quality patient care, safety and outcomes.
To see how we are doing go to the Hospital Compare website.