Yost named to Modern Healthcare Top 25 Clinical Informaticists
--Catholic Health Partners
Cincinnati, OH (Nov. 14, 2011) – David Yost, director of performance analytics at Catholic Health Partners, has been named to Modern Healthcare's second-annual listing of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists in Healthcare. The honor recognizes medical professionals who excel at using patient-care data to improve both the clinical and financial performance of their healthcare organizations.
Yost leads CHP’s analytics team, which provides feedback about clinical, operational and financial performance. The use of analytics is credited with a number of improvements, including drops in mortality and average length of stay, as well as increases in efficiency.
Yost is a registered nurse who has nearly two decades of clinical nursing and nursing education experience. He has been in the informatics specialty full-time for nearly 15 years, holding current certifications in healthcare quality and in nursing informatics. He leads a team focusing on enterprise decision support based analytics for the use of senior leadership teams, as well as a team coordinating reporting for hundreds of end users from the enterprise EHR now in the beginning phase of implementation throughout Catholic Health Partners. The content, much of which Yost established himself, supports clinical, operational, and financial decision making; it is an integral component in CHP's commitment to be data driven. He is also enterprise lead, with assistance from his analytics team, for the organization's business intelligence application, which delivers standard yet customizable scorecards and dashboards to over 3,800 end users across the enterprise.
Before coming to CHP's corporate office, Yost successfully used patient care data to drive similar improvements in CHP regional entities. Among his other accomplishments, he coordinated a total re-implementation of the patient-level databases in a regional decision support system and led a project to migrate from individual hospital care management server instances to a single instance for a five-hospital region. Some of the report innovations he introduced a decade ago are still in use by the region today.
Yost is a true evangelist for the effective use of data to improve clinical and operational outcomes. He has presented CHP successes in many venues internally and externally, including multiple national software user group meetings, performance improvement collaboratives, and a national case management conference. His background, which includes past experience in nursing staff development and current activity as adjunct faculty at an area school of nursing, prepares him well for these endeavors. He is often utilized by CHP's performance analytics vendor for reference calls with other health systems looking to maximize their investment in analytics and business intelligence solutions.
In addition to holding membership in a national nursing informatics organization, and in the regional HIMSS chapter, Yost has long been a leader in professional nursing organizations in Ohio. In roles including board member, president, and finance committee chair, he has raised awareness of using clinical informatics to inform, validate, and spur evidence-based practice in a variety of healthcare settings.
About Catholic Health Partners
Catholic Health Partners is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest non-profit systems in the country, employing than 32,000 associates in Ohio and Kentucky. CHP is one of the top health systems in the nation for quality and efficiency as rated by Thomson Reuters. With $5.1 billion in assets, CHP, operates more than 100 health facilities, including 24 hospitals, 15 senior living communities, five hospice programs, eight home health agencies, and a health insurance plan. Its hospitals operate as Mercy Health, Mercy Health Partners, Humility of Mary Health Partners, St. Rita's Health Partners and Community Mercy Health Partners. CHP provided $365.1 million in community benefit services in 2010.
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