If you are diagnosed at Lee Health in Fort Meyers, Florida, with COVID-19 symptoms, you’ll be given a blood thinner as part of the standard treatment protocol. That’s because Lee’s physicians used the data in their Epic healthcare software to verify early reports linking COVID-19 to blood clots. Their analysis showed that otherwise healthy patients […]
Category Archives: Transparency
NEJM Catalyst, July 5, 2018 by Robert C. Pendleton and Namita Seth Mohta There is national momentum to empower patients with actionable health care information. But how well is the health care industry faring with this push to improve patient-facing transparency? In a new NEJM Catalyst Insights Council survey, only 5% describe their organization as […]
The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary. WHIO is Wisconsin’s all payer claims data base (apcd) which was founded as a private-public partnership. Most states have state run apcds but Wisconsin was able to bring many stakeholders to the table to create something very unique. Dr. John Toussaint acted as the […]
A Selected Case Study in Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Looking Beyond Fee for Service by Rachel Regan Program Description: Until now, experiments using alternative payment methods to meet similar objectives have shown mixed results. Wisconsin’s Statewide Value Committee (SVC), a multi-stakeholder group working to accelerate the improvement of the healthcare system, began new discussions to […]
Today the House passed a permanent fix to the SGR Bill. It is believed by most that the Senate will follow suit in a few days. The significance of this act is dramatic. The SGR problem has been going on since the 1990s, when the bill was first passed. If it were going to go […]
Quality Data, Quality Healthcare Act Improves Transparency for Better Healthcare Decisions and Patient Outcomes Monday, March 9, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Thune (R-SD) today introduced bipartisan legislation that increases the transparency of healthcare costs in Medicare—helping doctors, health systems, private insurers and research institutions provide more efficient, higher […]
Read what healthcare leaders think about the reasons behind disparities in healthcare costs and how the issue can be addressed. Full article here.
Appleton, Wis. (March 13, 2014) — The Clinical Business Intelligence Network (CBIN), a peer‐to‐peer learning community that brings together healthcare leaders in performance improvement, clinical analytics, business intelligence and IT, is pleased to announce its newest member, Aspirus in Wausau, Wis. For full story click here.
Abstract Authors: John Toussaint, Stephen Shortell, Melissa Mannon The healthcare industry must change in order to provide higher quality care and lower costs for patients; one method to improve both cost and quality used in Wisconsin and California is leveraging publicly reported claims and costs data. Wisconsin has been building comprehensive, publicly available clinical and administrative data sets: […]
This multimedia presentation shows how leaders from five California public hospital systems traveled the country to learn how to apply the Lean management model to improve patient care. To view the presentation, click here – http://www.chcf.org/publications/2013/12/getting-lean