05/19/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/19/2021 10:31
Main Line Health recently received the Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 award presented by LeBow's Center for Business Analytics that recognizes national excellence in organizations pursuing data-driven solutions. The award has honored companies for using analytics to improve decision making, combat crime, help populations in poverty, enhance athletic performance and improve the carbon footprint of their organizations - among many other achievements. The COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges but Main Line Health seized the opportunity to adopt data literacy and data fluency on a company-wide basis.
The coronavirus pandemic introduced a need to be able to classify and evaluate the COVID patient population through multiple perspectives. This included regional surveillance, planning through utilization of predictive models, and monitoring trends within the health system. Main Line Health (MLH) rapidly developed a COVID dashboard for the command center to provide real-time information to support decision making.
The honorees were selected by a panel of researchers and practitioners who judged nominations based on the complexity of the business challenges they faced, the analytics solutions implemented and the solutions' business impact on the organization. 'We're delighted to recognize this year's honorees for harnessing the power of their data. With a goal of amplifying analytics expertise throughout the nation, we join these companies, nonprofits and government agencies in celebrating the impact they've made within their industries' said Diana Jones, Director, Center for Business Analytics from Drexel University.
Main Line Health implemented a custom-built operational COVID dashboard that allowed for an 'at a glance' view to assist in decision making throughout the pandemic's evolution. The dashboard quickly evolved into a real-time view of each hospital's census to evaluate capacity across the health system and the setup/implementation of surge plans. 'I am incredibly proud of our team for their commitment to improve our hospital system through technology and harness our data to pivot, adapt and respond quickly. Our dashboard is a platform we use daily by our leadership and share with our employees in our nightly communications. This award captures our hard work and dedication to use technology to support the hospital's decision making process throughout COVID-19' said William Nieczpiel, System Director of Business Intelligence, Analytics and Reporting at Main Line Health.
Founded in 1985,Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment-to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers-reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.
At Main Line Health's core are four of the region's most respected acute care hospitals-Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital-as well as one of the nation's recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.
Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare,one of the region's largest multispecialty physician networks.
Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation's highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association's #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.