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Solventum’s Ambulatory Potentially Preventable Complications Grouping Software to Play a Larger Role in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024-2025 Best Hospitals Rankings

Solventum Expands Use of AM-PPCs Software in U.S. News & World Report Hospital Rankings

U.S. News & World Report Enhances Hospital Rankings with Solventum’s AM-PPCs Software

In an exciting development for the healthcare industry, Solventum announced that U.S. News & World Report will be expanding its use of Solventum’s 3M™ Ambulatory Potentially Preventable Complications (AM-PPCs) software in the analysis of its 2024-2025 Best Hospitals rankings. This move signifies a step towards enhancing patient safety and quality oversight for procedures performed in outpatient settings.

Dr. Sandeep Wadhwa, global chief medical officer at Solventum, expressed the company’s enthusiasm for this partnership, stating, “Outpatient settings are now the dominant sites for surgical procedures, and the use of outpatient complication metrics helps inform consumers on the frequency of potentially preventable adverse outcomes.” The AM-PPCs software provides a valuable tool for identifying areas of excellence and opportunities for quality improvement in healthcare systems.

The software, developed to address patient safety concerns in outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers, uses sophisticated grouping logic to analyze potential complications by specific procedures, service lines, providers, and facilities. Preliminary analysis by Solventum has shown that complication rates for certain procedures may be as high as 13%, highlighting the importance of monitoring and addressing potential risks in outpatient settings.

U.S. News & World Report’s managing editor and chief of health analysis, Ben Harder, emphasized the significance of using AM-PPCs to promote improved outpatient procedural safety. “Although not all complications are preventable, excessive complications can be reduced if they are clearly identified and addressed,” Harder stated. The expansion of AM-PPCs into specialty rankings such as Ear, Nose & Throat, Prostate Cancer Surgery, and Gynecological Cancer Surgery will further enhance the measurement of patient outcomes in Best Hospitals rankings.

The collaboration between Solventum and U.S. News & World Report underscores a commitment to advancing healthcare quality and patient safety. By leveraging innovative software solutions, healthcare providers can better identify and address potential complications, ultimately improving the overall quality of care for patients.

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