HEALTHCARE CASE STUDIES Aligning Value

An in-depth look at some of the ways Medtronic and others are working to transform healthcare.

SHOULDICE HOSPITAL, CANADA
Process efficiency, cost containment

Case Study: SHOULDICE HOSPITAL, CANADA

To deliver value-based healthcare, Shouldice instituted a care delivery model predicated on specialization, standardization, and high volume.

  • Reduced hernia surgery turnaround time (10 minutes versus up to an hour at other hospitals)
  • Offered hernia treatments at approximately half the market rate
  • Adjusted staffing ratio of staff-to-bed (approximately 1.8:1, while others maintain a staff-to-bed ratio from 9 to 12.6 per bed) 
  • Achieved world-class clinical outcomes
  • Earned high patient satisfaction
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APOLLO HOSPITAL GROUP, INDIA
Personalized care, improved outcomes

Case Study: APOLLO HOSPITAL GROUP, INDIA

Apollo used robust data collection and analysis to scale and improve treatment, inform pilot programming, and integrate value-based care on an individual basis.

  • Placed greater emphasis on preventive programming for non-communicable diseases
  • Re-examined how service lines are structured
  • Used technology to deliver care to the inaccessible and underserved
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IMPERIAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL, LONDON
Process efficiency

CASE STUDY: IMPERIAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL, LONDON

Medtronic Integrated Health Solutions took over the daily management of Imperial’s cath lab equipment and materials and found new ways to better utilize hospital resources.

  • Shared risk — Medtronic pays for the inventory it manages, so if materials are overstocked and expired, Medtronic pays, not the hospital
  • Decreased time spent looking for products by 75 minutes per day
  • Patient procedure on-time starts are up from 50 percent to over 90 percent
  • Improved overall staff retention
  • Projected to save more than £1.5 in the first few years
  • Saved £840,000 in first year due to improved efficiency
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EINSTEIN HOSPITAL, BRAZIL
Transitioned to a value-based payment model

Case Study: Einstein Hospital, Brazil

Einstein, a large hospital system that manages dozens of public and private health centers, collaborated with Medtronic to transition from a volume- to value-based care model.

  • Began working with doctor-led multidisciplinary groups grouped by medical condition or therapy
  • Began measuring clinical outcomes, patient-reported outcomes, and patient-reported experiences
  • Started charging for the complete cycle of care, based on clinical results, patient satisfaction levels, and quality of life achieved
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METRO-AREA HOSPITAL, UNITED STATES
Process efficiency, cost containment

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With the assistance of Medtronic Integrated Health Solutions experts and analytics, a metro-area hospital engaged its surgeons to align preference cards.

Based on an annual volume basis of 450 lap chole cases at the hospital, the preference card optimization effort resulted in:1

  • 30% fewer line items across preference cards
  • 50% less variation in surgical supplies across surgeons
  • 50% fewer door openings during lap chole procedures
  • 30% less time spent on picking and putting back supplies
  • $90 decrease in cost per case
  • $42,000 overall savings annually from efficiencies made to the operating room
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LATIN AMERICA TELEMEDICINE INFARCT NETWORK, LATIN
Improved access to care

Case Study: LATIN AMERICA TELEMEDICINE INFARCT NETWORK, LATIN

A partnership between the LUMEN Foundation (education program), ITMS (telemedicine provider), and Medtronic built patient-centric care infrastructures. These “hub and spoke” models allow health systems to provide optimal care for serious heart attacks (STEMI). 

  • Established education-based initiatives for cardiologists, emergency care professionals, and patients on how to recognize and react to STEMI
  • Provided local cardiovascular disease patients emergency treatments and services comparable to those found in the U.S. and Europe
  • During the two-year pilot program one hospital experienced:
    • A 30 percent increase in STEMI case volume
    • A 50 percent reduction in STEMI mortality
  • Established 18 hubs and 90 spokes throughout Latin America
  • During 20-months of the trial:
    • 100 operational centers were opened in Brazil and Colombia
    • 124,000 EKGs were transmitted using the telemedicine system, with about 1 percent diagnosed as STEMI and 47 percent of total STEMI diagnoses were treated cases in these regions
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SHRUTI PROGRAM, INDIA
Improved access to care

Shruti

Medtronic helped integrate advanced technology with on-the-ground specialists to bring sustainable, low-cost otology services to underserved communities, particularly in densely populated, low-income urban areas of India.

  • Established awareness education, screening, diagnosis, and treatment services
  • Performed nearly 115,000 ear screenings during the program’s first two years
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MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, THE NETHERLANDS
Process efficiency

Case Study: Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands

A five-year partnership between a large academic hospital and Medtronic provided classroom work, mentoring, and on-the-job learning to embed efficiency principles into the hospital and ensure lasting, transformational change.

Hospital wide results include:

  • 36 percent rise in productivity in the orthopedics outpatient clinic
  • 50 percent decrease in referral-to-diagnosis time in the urology outpatient clinic
  • 90 percent decrease in admission time and 20 percent increase in productivity in the dermatology outpatient clinic
  • In the Heart + Vascular Center:
    • Overall cost savings of $2.5 million in one year
    • 33 percent shorter patient stays, resulting in: $120,000 in savings
    • 50 percent decrease in time to intervention
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HORIZON HEALTH NETWORK, NEW BRUNSWICK HEART CENTRE, CANADA
Process efficiency, expand access to care

CASE STUDY: HORIZON HEALTH NETWORK, NEW BRUNSWICK HEART CENTRE, CANADA

Medtronic Integrated Health Solutions (IHS) advised Horizon’s heart surgery department on how to improve operating efficiency and treat more patients.

  • Increase operating room capacity by 14 percent
  • Reduced average surgical wait times by 44 percent
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