The future of health care quality is now.
I recently had the opportunity to address the future of health care quality at the Institute for Health Improvement and Technology’s (IHI) 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Alongside Jeffery Softcheck, Director of Laboratory and Outpatient Testing at Silver Cross Hospital, we discussed innovative, targeted approaches to reduce costs by improving care quality for better patient outcomes including:
- The importance of assessing current hospital performance by identifying areas of quality improvement across the care continuum.
- The need to identify at-risk patients and intervention candidates through proactive, real-time monitoring of patient specific data.
- Providing caregivers the tools and patient-specific information they need, at the point-of-care, to improve care quality.
- The combination of solutions that leads to increased awareness, teamwork, and efficiencies and produces better clinical quality and outcomes.
At Truven Health Analytics, we have a successful history of harnessing clinical data to help predict, manage and improve care quality and patient outcomes. We are now focusing on how we can help hospitals and healthcare partners make the best use of their health care IT systems to reducing costs while never waiving from our shared goal of improving patient care.
I would love to exchange ideas of how we can propel health care quality into the future. Please feel free to email me at William.firstname.lastname@example.org.