In 2010, IMI hospital clients reported cost-per-case savings ranging from $1,500 to $1,600 and annualized savings ranging from $3.25 million to $6.4 million. IMI hospital clients posting these results include community hospitals, regional medical centers and academic medical centers.
“An important contributor to our clients’ success is the natural alignment of physicians and hospitals around quality and financial performance that comes with IMI programs,” says Terri Orf, IMI President and Chief Operating Officer. “We see a growing understanding that IMI’s infrastructure and clinical model transform fragmented hospital medicine processes into a focused, high-performance program.”
Among the 2010 performance results IMI clients report are:
·Hospitalist retention rate of 93% (turnover rate of 7%)
·Staffing fill rate for established programs of 98%
·Patient satisfaction scores in the 90th percentile
·Risk-adjusted unexpected mortality rates outperforming national benchmarks by 40%
·Exceeded hospital client goals for reduction in average length of stay by as much as 25%
·25% total increase in patient encounters
·Overall 30-day readmission rate of less than 10%
Kirk Mathews, IMI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, notes, “Our strong year-over-year growth continues a trend that confirms the value of our programs to our hospital clients. We are proud of results that reflect the superior work and dedication of our hospitalists.”
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About Inpatient Management, Inc.
Inpatient Management, Inc. (IMI), headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is a national provider of comprehensive hospitalist programs and consulting services. Independently owned and operated since 1997, IMI serves hospitals and health system clients across the country, including Missouri Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, California, Nebraska, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Washington. For more information about Inpatient Management, visit www.inpatient.com.