March 23, 2017
If hospital leadership expects to achieve efficiencies, stay competitive, maintain compliance and quality of care, the performance of individual services must be continuously measured, monitored and assessed. Evaluating and identifying improvement areas and introducing appropriate interventions can be time consuming – particularly because opportunities are often spread across all service lines and most DRG’s. Variation among practitioners for the same DRG adds another level of complexity when it comes time to assess the organization and drive a cohesive improvement process. Dr. Don Bialek outlines our process for achieving lasting improvement.