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Leveraging Healthcare IT Systems Data for Improvement

The November-December 2017 Harvard Business Review has an article about leveraging healthcare data. Authors describe healthcare productivity growth as anemic. While most healthcare organizations are using the data to monitor performance, few are using it to analyze how processes and protocols can be improved.

Solution: Use IT to transform the way you deliver medical care, “prioritizing quality improvement over cost cutting. Improving clinical work processes can achieve both lower costs and higher quality.

Virtually all IT systems from electronic healthcare records to billing systems allow exporting data to Excel. From there, QI Macros Data Mining Wizard will find every viable improvement project in the data. Then it’s a question of prioritizing, analyzing and improving key processes to eliminate waste, rework and poor outcomes.

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