Jim's Blog

Doing Something Important: Reducing Infections in Healthcare

October 2017

If you could save a life for $600 would you do it?

That’s what we’re doing at OPS.

Most people know that healthcare acquired infections are a big problem; but how serious and how costly?

  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections are the most expensive type of HAI at $45.8K/patient average, with a mortality rate of 12-25%
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia = $40.1K, with a ~50% mortality rate
  • CDIF = $11.3K; 6-30% mortality rate
  • Catheter-associated UTI = $900; 15% mortality rate
  • Although surgical site infections have a comparatively low mortality rate, their average cost is $20.8K

By using the OPS Infection Control module, our skilled nursing customers are significantly reducing infection rates and the cost of compliance.

And, we’re very happy about our ability to help.


About Jim Hill

Jim is the founder and CEO of Organizational Performance Systems.

Previously, Jim was a Marine Corps officer and an executive with Sun Microsystems. He is a past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

He holds degrees from The Ohio State University, Webster University, and Averett College, and he received his doctorate in human and organizational performance from the University of Southern California.

His book, Giving Away Power, was published in 2013.

He is the 2016 recipient of ISPI’s Distinguished Service Award.

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