Session 063: The Science of Health Care Improvement: Overcoming Unintended VariationSession 063: The Science of Health Care Improvement: Overcoming Unintended Variation While there are ... approaches currently being taken to transform health care, to be successful, we know that leading and planning ...
Description: While there are many approaches currently being taken to transform health care, to be successful, we know that leading and planning for quality improvement is a science. Data is the common denominator as healthcare organizations establish best-practices, and ultimately overcome unintended variation through strong analytic systems. Health care leaders require specialized data analysis education and training to hone their skills in understanding and managing clinical variation. The problem with unexplained variation in healthcare is that it negatively impacts clinical outcomes, increases the cost of care, and diminishes value for patients. In this session, Dr. Ted James (BIDMC and Harvard Medical School Faculty) will explain how actuaries can offer practical solutions that provide insights into variations in clinical practice that cannot be explained by differences in medical conditions or patient preferences.Hide
- Authors: Graydon M Clouse , Ted A. James
- Date: May 2019
- Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration
- Topics: Health & Disability>Chronic health management - Health & Disability; Health & Disability>Health care quality