Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
VA SAIL Report shows Improvement for Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
September 20, 2018
Using a web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities.
Compared with data from the same period a year ago, the July 2018 release of VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) report showed improvement for the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System with the largest gains in areas such as Primary Care and access to care.
The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System has formed a new partnership with the Tele-ICU Monitoring Center at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, opened a new outpatient clinic in Idabel, redesigned the Tulsa Women Veterans Clinic, increased hours for MRI, leased additional space for the Tulsa VA Behavioral Medicine Clinic, opened a new Call Center and launched new text message appointment reminders.
“We were able to identify areas where we could improve over the past year,” said Mark E. Morgan, director, Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System. “I’m extremely proud of my dedicated staff and the progress they have made to raise VA’s performance for our nation’s heroes”
The quarterly SAIL report, which has been released publicly since 2015, assesses 25 quality metrics and two efficiency and productivity metrics in areas such as death rate, complications and patient satisfaction, as well as overall efficiency and physician capacity at 146 VA medical centers.
It is used as an internal learning tool for VA leaders and personnel to pinpoint and study VAMCs with high quality and efficiency scores, both within specific measured areas and overall. The data is also used to identify best practices and develop strategies to help facilities improve.