Midas+ Statit Solutions Group Newsletter
March 2010
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In This Issue
Kaiser's Transition to an Electronic Record aided by Statit piMD
Beyond OPPE: Effective Tools to Manage Provider Group Performance
Past Articles...Revisited
Statit Welcomes New Customers!
Designing and Rolling out Effective OPPE Solutions
Kaiser's Transition to an Electronic Record aided by Statit piMD

Kaiser Permanente is making a significant investment in the development and implementation of an electronic medical record (Health Connect.)  One by one, each of the hospitals in Kaiser's Northern California Region has made, or is scheduled to make, the transition to Health Connect.  The transition from care delivery supported by forms assembled in paper medical chart to care supported by an electronic medical record is no small feat.  Months of preparation and training, bolstered by lessons learned from earlier 'Go-Lives' culminated in a day that dramatically changed the delivery of health care in the hospital. 
Beyond OPPE: Effective Tools to Manage Provider Group Performance
There has been a lot of focus in healthcare to meet The Joint Commission's OPPE requirements.  Statit Physician Profile and Review (PPR) provides this capability, but even more importantly, it provides tools for chiefs to understand and monitor the performance of their teams.
Important questions when assessing team performance:
  • Which providers are truly performing differently? 
  • How do I assess provider performance when volumes differ so much?
  • How is my provider group performing on the various performance measures? 
  • How can I easily slice and dice performance data in different ways to identify underlying performance issues? 
  • How do I identify which providers are not meeting targets on multiple measures? 
  • How do I keep my eye on performance?

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  • Past Articles...Revisited
    For years, Midas+ Statit Solutions has been sending out regular newsletters covering a variety of healthcare, performance improvement and customer success topics. We have archived those bulletins on the Statit website for your reference. Below are a few select articles for your review.
    Welcome New Customers!! 
    Statit is pleased to welcome the following new customers:
    • Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge MA
    • Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, Casa Grande AZ
    • Connecticut Valley Hospital, Middletown CT
    • Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY
    • St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings MT
    • Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego CA
    • Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals
      • Northern California, 17 sites
      • Southern California, 14 sites
      • Kaiser National Program Office
    • Spartanburg Regional Health Services District, Inc., Spartanburg SC 
    • Alberta Health Services, Calgary AB, Canada 
    • Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Arcadia CA 
    • Touro Infirmary, New Orleans LA 
    • New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington NC

    For more information on the solutions these customers chose, contact us at info@statit.com or 800.478.2892.

    Designing and Rolling out Effective OPPE Solutions a complimentary webinar presented by ASQ
    Midas+ Statit Solutions Group is pleased to sponsor this webinar series which offers a real-time virtual presentation that demonstrates how healthcare organizations and professionals have applied quality tools and practices to improve healthcare delivery.
    You'll want to view this recorded webinar today! As most healthcare organizations begin to address ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE) mandated by The Joint Commission, there are many obstacles as well as opportunities for rolling this out successfully. Marion Yerxa will share her experiences of developing / deploying Physician Profiling to meet OPPE requirements and, even more importantly, helping the chiefs understand how their teams are performing. 

    Discussion topics include: 
    • Development of different Physician Profiles for different specialties
    • Measures used within Physician Profiles will change over time 
    • Experiences of working with the Chiefs to roll out OPPE 
    • Thoughts / experiences of exposing physician names to their peers for different indicators 
    • Involving Doctors early in the review process by having them review their performance on the OPPE measures before their Chief does and to have them document any unusual performance for specific measures. This holds the Doctor more accountable for their performance and saves the Chief valuable time.  
    Log on to view the recording. Presented by: Marion Yerxa RN, MBA, CPHQ, Assistant Administrator for Quality; Patient Safety; Medical Staff; Credentialing; Accreditation; Licensing, Kaiser Permanente San Diego

    For information on past sessions, visit Statit's webinar libary.
    Successful Performance Improvement Initiatives: The Role of the Process Expert
    Back by popular demand...
    In this complimentary webinar, you will learn how Process Experts are critical to achieve your Process Improvement goals.
    What is a "Process Expert"? 
    What are their key responsibilities?
    Practicing Continuous Process Improvement:
  • Providing ongoing Assessment and Action Plans for the processes they are responsible for  
  • Identifying changes to the process and communicating if the changes had a real impact on the outcome
  • Validating the data of key processes that they are responsible for
  • Identifying who is truly performing differently
    What tools are needed to help the process expert with their responsibilities?
    How is the information disseminated in "real time"?
    The webinar will help you understand how Statit and its Performance Indicator & Management Dashboard (piMD) solution provides the tools necessary for "process expert accountability" and meaningful performance improvement success.
    Two complimentary sessions will be offered on Wednesday, March 17:
  • 8am Pac, 10am Cen, 11am East
  • 10am Pac, 12p Cen, 1p East
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