2019 Winner Profile

NorthShore University HealthSystem

Project Description:
Many people who come into the emergency department with chest pain believe they're having a heart attack. But by the time it's discovered they're not, time, effort, and costs add up. There had been no evidence-based practice for determining if a chest pain patient should be admitted to the hospital. NorthShore developed a method to score a patient's likelihood for a heart attack and was able to reduce overall observation admissions across all four of NorthShore's hospitals by 10%. The heart score has been validated in several studies, and has proven to be a powerful, easy, and practical instrument to separate patients into low-, medium- and high-risk groups.
CIO:
Steven Smith
CEO:
J.P. Gallagher
Headquarters:
Evanston, IL
Industry:
Healthcare
Website:
https://www.northshore.org/
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