Reducing Variation Consumes Valuable Resources; Limits Success

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On January 27, 2020
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This week, we take a look at the problem with trying to eliminate, or reduce, variation, and some thoughts about what physicians can do to educate others about why this approach is problematic. If you missed the early posts in the series, discussing why variation elimination is limiting, why initiatives to reduce cardiovascular care variation […]
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Total Quality Care is a Mindset; Variation Elimination is a Project

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On January 24, 2020
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This week, we take a look at the problem with trying to eliminate, or reduce, variation, and some thoughts about what physicians can do to educate others about why this approach is limiting. If you missed the first two posts in the series, discussing why initiatives to reduce cardiovascular care variation fall short, and the […]
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Exploring Why Variation Management Efforts Fail: The Patient Uniqueness Attribute

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On January 23, 2020
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This week, we take a look at the problem with trying to eliminate, or reduce, variation, and some thoughts about what physicians can do to educate others about why this approach is limiting. If you missed the first post in the series, discussing why initiatives to reduce cardiovascular care variation fall short, and what service […]
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Why Initiatives to Reduce Variation Fall Short–And What #Cardiovascular Service Line Leaders Can Do About It

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On January 22, 2020
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The healthcare industry is awash in variation-reduction initiatives.  A simple Google search for “decrease variation in healthcare” returns over 51 million results, many case studies on how a single process change resulted in some improvement in patient outcomes and decreased costs during a given period of time.  However, as anyone familiar with Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s […]
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Clinical Variation is Inevitable; Physicians Must Advocate for Outcomes-Optimization, Not System-Optimization

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On January 16, 2020
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In the inaugural issue of the NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips shared an elegant model for leading complex change at scale.  She summarized the model, stating that there are, “five essential foci: Vision (the “Why”), Trust (the “Who”), Data (the “What”), Capacity (the “How”), and Alignment (the “What’s In It For […]
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Managing Heart & Vascular Institute Performance: Aggregate Analytics Aren’t Enough

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On January 15, 2020
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Data has become prolific in healthcare —with the rise of EMRs and big data infrastructure, analytics and personalized medicine – practicing physicians have never before been surrounded by so much data.  However, gaining access to relevant insights has become even more difficult—while the data exists, gaining access, ensuring it is the right data, and building […]
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Tracking & Managing Personal Performance

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On January 13, 2020
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In this post in our tutorial series on creating advanced analytic feedback loops for interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and electrophysiologists, we detail tracking and managing performance, the next step after you have acquired the data you need to answer questions generated in the two steps. Data is meaningless without context and clear insights generated. Insights […]
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Building 360-Degree Practice Feedback Loops

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On January 10, 2020
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In this post in our tutorial series on creating advanced analytic feedback loops for interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and electrophysiologists, we detail how to acquire the data you need to answer questions generated in the first step. Oftentimes, physicians are unable to access a holistic view of performance, because the data is scattered across the […]
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Advanced Feedback Loops for Interventional Cardiologists, Electrophysiologists, and Cardiovascular physicians

  • Posted by Kate McGinley
  • On January 9, 2020
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We kick off the tutorial on creating advanced feedback loops to improve your own personal practice performance: Performance analytics are designed to help physicians own their personal performance feedback loop, eliminating the back and forth about performance, variation, and care delivery costs, while continuing to help physicians lead delivery of best practices to every patient.  […]
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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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