At each therapeutic decision point in a patient’s journey, ID Connect’s ILÚM Insight® clinical decision support (CDS) tool puts real-time data and actionable recommendations into providers’ hands. Developed by stewardship infectious diseases (ID) pharmacists, Insight utilizes sophisticated decision logic to rapidly deliver intervention alerts directly to the right members of an antimicrobial stewardship (AS) team and other relevant clinicians. Insight has been proven to increase healthcare quality, lower drug costs, prevent adverse outcomes, and ensure stewardship excellence.
At a 130-bed facility that used ID Connect’s world class tele-ID services but did not have an ID-trained pharmacist, implementing ILÚM Insight – our ID focused CDS solution – resulted in:1:
Decreased Antibiotic Use
An 11% immediate reduction in antibiotic usage
20% reduction in the same time period from the previous year
Lowered Antibiotic Duration
Before Insight was implemented at this hospital, 61% of patients were on antibiotics for 68% of their hospital stay
After Insight was implemented, 48% of patients were on antibiotics for 56% of their hospital stay
Increased IV to PO Conversion Rates
A 20% improvement in the use of oral antibiotics relative to intravenous antibiotic medications
Improved Time to Optimal Therapy
After Insight, the time to reach optimal therapy was improved by 1 full day on average
Improved Pharmacist Efficiency
Improved quality by increasing documented patient interventions by 220% from the pre-implementation manual intervention documentation process.
A 20% increase in patient documentation that eliminated manual record keeping processes
When ILÚM Insight was implemented over the course of 5 months in 19 hospitals that were part of the same health, the successful adoption and use of ID Connect’s CDS resulted in2:
Higher Intervention Acceptance Rates
ILÚM Insight supported a 93% intervention acceptance rate for system produced alerts which indicate the need for an intervention
Higher Quality and Lower Cost ID Care
- ID-related inpatient readmissions were reduced by 23%
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