Midas+ Statit Solutions Group Newsletter
September 2010
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In This Issue
The ULTIMATE Real-time Reporting Solution - Live Indicator Thumbnails on your Intranet Pages
Comparing Physician Peer Performance
Managing Performance Data to Improve Medication Safety
Visit Statit at Upcoming Events
Statit Welcomes New Customers & Staff!
The ULTIMATE Real-time Reporting Solution - Live Indicator Thumbnails on your Intranet Pages

Click to view detailsA key component to improving processes and outcomes is to make sure that everyone with a stake in the process has easy access to the current information. A particular challenge that exists for most organizations is to make updated measure information available as soon as new data is available. With batch reporting systems this is not possible since the entire report is made available when the slowest indicator is completed. The reality is that indicators flow at their own rates; as soon as a quarter completes, there are some measures (e.g. inpatient volume) that you have the data for. If you can deliver information to users as soon as it is available, you will be providing them with more time to react and adjust processes which will allow your organization to meet your performance goals sooner.
 
With the recent efforts that healthcare organizations have put into intranet development, you can now use this framework to also make real-time indicator performance available to stakeholders. For example, you can add live thumbnails of key nursing indicators which show the current performance to your nursing page. These thumbnails are current and when a user clicks on one, it will bring up the detailed information for that indicator. You can click on the thumbnail above to bring up the detailed output.
Comparing Physician Peer Performance
 
The Statit piMD compare table is a great tool for comparing the performance of providers, facilities, departments or other classes for an indicator. The compare table helps to answer the following questions:
  • Who (provider, facility, unit) is performing better or worse than their peers?
  • How can you take low volume into account?
Managing Performance Data to Improve Medication Safety
 
Medication safety is a primary patient safety focus of virtually all healthcare delivery organizations. As an organizational priority at Kaiser Permanente, dedicated resources ensure medication safety.

Understanding which measurements are important, how to best collect data for the measurements, and how the data and measurements should drive performance improvement are critical in any medication safety initiative. Kalev Golubjatnikov, Patient Safety and Risk Director for Kaiser Permanente's San Rafael Medical Center, will describe how some of the Kaiser Permanente medical facilities are using a variety of technologies and approaches, including a Web-based dashboard to manage data to improve medication safety.
 
View a one-hour recorded webinar presented by American Society for Quality and sponsored by Midas+ Statit Solutions Group.
Visit Statit at Upcoming Events
 
Midas+ Statit Solutions Group will have representatives at the following events in the upcoming months:
Stop by and see the latest offerings from Midas+ and the Statit group.
Welcome New Customers & Staff!! 
 
Statit is pleased to welcome the following new customers: 
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville IL
  • VCU Health System, Richmond VA
  • Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Elkin NC
  • NorMet Hospital Association, Newburgh NY
  • Trinity Mother Frances, Tyler TX
  • State of Indiana (via ACS), Indianapolis IN
  • Parma Community Hospital, Parma OH
  • Carondelet Health Network, Tucson AZ
  • Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix AZ
  • St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson NJ
For more information on the solutions these customers chose, contact us at info@statit.com or 800.478.2892.
 
Andrea HurleyWe are also excited to welcome Andrea Hurley to the Statit team as our newest Support Specialist! Andrea has a BS in Economics from University of Sonora in Mexico. She has four years of experience working with Midas+, starting in Customer Support as a Service Manager and being promoted to the Training Department. Supporting and training new and existing clients for Midas+ Care Management has been a wonderful experience for the last few years.
 
Andrea is located in Tucson, AZ with the rest of the Midas+ team.
Beyond OPPE - Effective Tools to Manage Physician Group Performance
Back by popular demand...
 
There is a lot of focus within healthcare to meet The Joint Commission's OPPE requirements for physicians. But if you step back and look at the bigger picture, what is really needed are more effective tools for the physician chiefs to understand and manage the performance of their physician groups (specialties).
Questions chiefs need to look at when effectively managing physician groups include:
  • How is my physician group performing on the various performance measures?
  • Which physicians are truly performing differently? Volume must be considered when identifying whose performance is different.
  • Can I easily drill thru performance data in different ways to identify underlying performance issues? For example, a chief might look at cost data to understand why costs are high for a specific procedure.
  • How do I identify which physicians are not meeting targets on multiple measures? Chiefs need the ability to click and view the details for those physicians.
  • How do I know what my OPPE tasks are this month?
Join us to learn how Statit PPR meets OPPE requirements and takes you well beyond by providing easy-to-use tools for chiefs to understand and manage the performance of their physician groups.
 
Two complimentary sessions will be offered on Wednesday, September 22:
  • 8am Pac, 10am Cen, 11am East
  • 10am Pac, 12p Cen, 1p East
     
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