2019 AIMHI EMS Integration Award
John Peter Smith Health Network
John Peter Smith Health Network partnered with MedStar Mobile Healthcare on a comprehensive approach to helping improve patient outcomes, enhance experience of care, and reduce healthcare expenditures for high utilizer patients and patients at risk for preventable readmissions. Since initiation of the program in 2013, 507 patients have graduated from the program.
The high-utilizer cohort experienced a 40.6% reduction in ED visits (507 less occurrences) and a 31.3% reduction in inpatient admissions (365 less occurrences). The readmission prevention cohort experienced an 83% reduction in expected readmissions (292 fewer occurrences).
About John Peter Smith Health Network
For more than 100 years, JPS Health Network has served the medical needs of Tarrant County families as the community’s public healthcare system.
The Network operates the 573-bed John Peter Smith Hospital, providing emergency services and trauma care at Tarrant County’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. JPS operates more than 40 community and school-based health centers in the neighborhoods where our patients live.
JPS has become a leading academic teaching hospital in innovative curricula, excellence in scholarly activity and evidence-based community-oriented research. Training is important to the mission of JPS in its efforts to meet the health care needs of Tarrant County.
JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas.
JPS is anchored by John Peter Smith Hospital, which is a 573-bed acute care in Fort Worth, Texas. JPS has the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Tarrant County and the county’s only psychiatric emergency services site. JPS is also a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center and an Accredited American College of Surgery Cancer Center. JPS has a Level lll Neonatal Intensive Care Center (NICU). The network has more than one million patient encounters per year.
Number and Demographics of Patients
168 high utilizer patients and 339 readmission risk patients.
This program has saved estimated healthcare expenditures of $9 million in prevented ED visits and inpatient admissions.