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Heart Failure Accreditation

Battelle Healthcare Colloquium transforms healthcare organizations by using process improvement methodology to advance operational efficiencies and patient outcomes through heart failure accreditation. Our hospital membership organization comprises distinguished adult and pediatric hospitals, 10 of which have top pediatric cardiology programs as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

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Some accreditation organizations set guidelines and check boxes. We work hand in hand with hospitals to help identify improvement opportunities. Our step-by-step process gives hospitals a structure for change, providing resources and tools to help improve the quality and safety of patient care. We deliver best practices and process improvement strategies to achieve best possible outcomes.

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Features

The Colloquium provides:

Collaboration
We provide a forum where member hospitals come together and share best practices.

Framework
Our step by step process provides hospitals with a structure for change.

Support and expertise

Our team provides resources and process improvement tools to help you improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Peer review
Members have the opportunity to serve as peer reviewers during onsite accreditation visits. They provide peer-to-peer feedback and a full spectrum review of improvements.

Continued support
We want success to endure. After the accreditation, we provide tools, coaching, feedback, and collaboration on a continual basis.

Benefits

Heart failure accreditation from the Colloquium unites communities, hospitals, clinicians and science. We use coaching-based methods and work one-on-one with hospitals to meet their heart failure care goals. Heart failure accreditation enables hospitals to discover and address inconsistencies in clinical care.

Our members are what make us unique. They help shape the accreditation and take part in the accreditation of other hospitals.

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Battelle, Stereotaxis Develop Remote Controlled Heart Catheterization

Challenge

Medical equipment maker Stereotaxis collaborated with a team of Battelle medical device designers and engineers to analyze and improve how surgeons interact with heart catheters and related therapies. Drawing upon our strengths in electrical and mechanical engineering and controls, Battelle developed a remote controlled heart catheter that improves patient and provider safety.

Solution

Battelle developed the Stereotaxis Vdrive, a technology that allows the complete heart catheterization process to be conducted remotely with a joystick control. The drive works with off-the-shelf catheter devices already in common use and mimics the intricate and laborious motions previously done manually by surgeons. Additional benefits of this device include: minimizing radiation exposure for medical staff, allowing for more precise control of the insertion process and improving workflow.

Outcome

According to Stereotaxis, since its initial 2011 launch in Europe, the product has been deployed in nine centers with more units slated to be installed in additional centers during 2012. The initial nine centers have already performed 473 clinical procedures and have achieved positive clinical outcomes. Battelle is an industry leader in design and engineering for medical products and processes, helping our clients achieve life-changing innovations. Additionally, our work has resulted in electronic interfaces for hospital equipment, ergonomic surgical instruments, clearer safety labeling for drug delivery devices and the auto-injection pen, to name just a few.