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Category: Attribution

Clinical Variation Insight: Opioid Prescription Rates

On the heels of Hospital Medicine 2019, I am pleased to cover hospitalist opioid prescribing as the latest in Agathos’ insight blog series. Dr. Syed Raza (CHI St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital) recently presented a poster presentation at Hospital Medicine 2019 on his[…]

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Oh, length of stay, how shall I reduce thee?

Clinical variation is the focus in healthcare, thanks in part to the unprecedented access to data made possible through EHRs. This information has inspired and, frankly, overwhelmed hospitals seeking to pinpoint inefficiencies and optimize pathways and processes. Clinicians[…]

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Clinical Variation Insight: Daily Common Labs

The Society of Hospital Medicine and Choosing Wisely recommends reducing the frequency of daily unnecessary phlebotomy. We examined the lab ordering practices of 29 hospitalists and presented personalized data via the Agathos platform.

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Clinical Variation Insight: Folate Testing

Folate deficiency is rare, and folate testing is rarely indicated. We sent 29 hospitalists personalized guidance about folate testing and will measure the impact of this intervention over the next few months.

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Why Physician Attribution Drives Performance Improvement

Provider attribution, the process of associating outcomes to the care of individual providers, is a critical component of an effective performance improvement initiative. Hospitals can realize big gains using data to drive performance—but doing so requires understanding how[…]

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