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Speaking Up About Performance: How #Cardiovascular Physicians Can Lead the #Healthcare Industry

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On December 13, 2019
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With so many measures and dashboards focused on compliance measures such as MIPS, HEDIS, and the like, an abundance of process-oriented data exists in Heart Institutes across the United States.  Oftentimes, non-clinical stakeholders assume that this process-oriented data is sufficient to uncover the clinical performance and cost savings opportunities that exist within their organization—it highlights […]
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Aligning Physicians & Administrators Around Cardiovascular Care Variation Initiatives: A New Approach

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On December 12, 2019
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Reducing, or even eliminating, cardiovascular care variation is the subject of a number of journal articles, consulting engagements, and digital health value propositions.  Time, money, and considerable amounts of effort have poured into the promise of “less variation”.  However, most of us who have worked directly with patients know that at some point during the […]
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Scaling Value-Based Performance Management in the Cardiovascular Service Line

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On December 11, 2019
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At Biome, we developed a unique, clinically-led approach to variation.  Instead of a top-down, process-focused approach, where any deviation in the process is viewed as a defect, we built a product that embodies a bottoms-up, patient-focused approach.  We believe that by augmenting the abilities of physicians to do what they are best at, making decisions […]
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A New Perspective: Cardiovascular-specific Analytics to Power High Performance

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On December 9, 2019
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How to Remove the Biggest Barrier to Value-Based Success The American Association for Physician Leadership shared research showing positive correlations between providing access to key data and engaging physicians in the decision process, and improved outcomes.  Most practicing cardiovascular physicians, however, will share that they do not have access to the data they need, and, […]
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Managing the Cardiovascular Care Performance Ecosystem

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On December 6, 2019
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You know that total performance improvement in cardiovascular care requires more than just data or analytics.  With the dynamic ecosystem of cardiovascular care, high powered performance requires a suite of skills: keeping on top of the clinical literature, knowing precise costs, understanding patient cohorts and cases, accessing and blending data, developing accurate and validated analytics,  […]
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Solving the Cardiovascular Clinical Care Variation Problem

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On December 5, 2019
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As a leader in your system’s cardiovascular service line or Heart & Vascular Institute, you have been on the front lines of trying to eliminate variation for years: through mergers and acquisitions, passage of the ACA, and, of course, new treatment modalities and care approaches.  The fast pace of innovation in cardiovascular care, coupled with […]
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From Clinical Care Variation to Best Practice for Every Patient

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On December 4, 2019
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Many unique challenges face healthcare leaders today: regulatory uncertainty, changing reimbursement models, consolidation of provider systems, and increasing volume from an older and sicker population.  Lost in much of this is the voice of those delivering care to patients, and they are keen advocates for high quality care.  Questions about reducing costs, managing reimbursement, or […]
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End Days of Digging Through Reports: Biome Analytics Releases New Assessment Engine Capability; Statistically Ranks Performance Opportunities

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On November 27, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kate McGinley, Senior Vice President, Marketing Phone: 412.874.4291 Email: kate@biome.io Biome Analytics released a new capability to all clients this month, delivering the ability to statistically assess impacts and probabilities of success for performance improvement initiatives.  This follows Biome’s recent “2019 UCSF Digital Health Top 10 Award”, and partnership with MedAxiom. […]
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Collaborative Clinical Care Variation Reduction

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On November 27, 2019
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Among the biggest challenges in healthcare today, clinical care variation is among the most difficult to solve. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, “clinical care variation involves the overuse, underuse, different use, and waste of healthcare practices and services with varying outcomes”. The consequences of clinical care variation include increased costs and negative patient outcomes.  However, […]
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Ending Barriers to Cardiovascular Care Variation Management

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On November 21, 2019
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One of the comments that we often hear from our clients, particularly medical chiefs and service line executives, is that they spend significant amounts of time on cardiovascular care variation management.  As a result, these leaders often are stuck trying to get data to show individual physicians their own variation patterns, while simultaneously attempting to […]
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