PCCI announces the official launch of the Pieces™ All-Cause Readmission Reduction Solution at Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Sep 14, 2015, 08:00 ET from PCCI

DALLAS, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PCCI announces the kickoff of the Pieces™ All-Cause Readmission Reduction Solution and Pieces Impression™ at Washington Hospital Healthcare System (WHHS) in Fremont, California. The software will leverage data already available in WHHS's electronic medical record (EMR) to help reduce avoidable readmissions to the hospital.

The software reviews all inpatient data in real-time, scores patients' readmission risk and puts that information in the hands of the providers at the bedside.  Pieces™ also highlights CMS penalty conditions such as congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction and pneumonia, so providers can focus specific evidenced-based care on those high-risk patients.

Pieces Impression™, a transitional care management tool, displays pertinent disease and risk information and enables collaboration across numerous care providers. The tool helps them more effectively manage patients throughout their hospital stay and beyond discharge to keep them healthy.

"The Pieces software arms our caregivers with an additional and powerful tool to help provide timely care for our patients," said Nancy Farber, chief executive officer of Washington Hospital Healthcare System.  "We're able to leverage the Hospital's considerable investment in our electronic medical record system to ensure that we're deploying the right care to the right patients at the right time." 

With the help of the Pieces™ All-Cause Readmission Reduction Solution and the Pieces Impression™ tool, physicians, nurses, and case managers have early access to the patient's risk profile, which allows them to make better decisions about who needs the most intensive care. PCCI and WHHS will work together to optimize existing care plans for these high-risk patients and ensure the highest quality of care.

PCCI first developed and implemented the Pieces™ platform in Parkland Health & Hospital System (Parkland) in Dallas, Texas in 2009. With the help of a multimillion dollar grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in 2011, PCCI made Pieces™ available to hospitals nationwide. The use of the Pieces™ platform has resulted in a sustained 26% reduction in readmissions for all heart failure patients at Parkland,  and other institutions have seen as high as 40% sustained reductions to date. WHHS marks the first implementation of Pieces™ outside of Texas.

"We are thrilled about the opportunity to deploy the Pieces™ platform at WHHS and more importantly, to learn and partner with such a premier and progressive institution," said Ruben Amarasingham, MD, MBA president and CEO of PCCI.

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