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Category: Behavior change

Clinical variation is like climate change

For many of us, our awareness of climate change has been brought to the forefront with the rise in natural events over the recent years. Tsunamis, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes and a melting ice cap; we are much more aware of climate change than ever before. With all the news[…]

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The Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand of Reducing Clinical Variation

You have probably heard the story where a professor gets up in front of the class with a large jar. The story involves putting large rocks in the jar and then asking the students, “Is the jar full?” They say, “Yes.” He then adds some pebbles to the jar to fill in the spaces[…]

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Data Transparency, Length of Stay, Behavior Change — This Webinar Covered it All

When we invited William Carracino, MD, CMIO of Lee Health and Peter Chang, MD, VP of Care Transformation at Tampa General Hospital to share how they are empowering physicians with data about their individual practice patterns, we knew we were in for a treat. 

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3 Ways Hospitalists Influence Length of Stay

I am the Chief Medical Officer of MDP Management, a Chattanooga-based hospitalist group serving health systems in the Southeast. Our focus is medical practice management that empowers physicians to provide the highest quality care, exceed goals and drive change in the[…]

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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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Agathos is headed to Hospital Medicine 2019

Agathos is headed to the Society of Hospital Medicine's Annual Hospital Medicine Conference

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Remembering to Remember: How Transparency is the Heart of Learning Healthcare Systems

I’m bad at remembering my jacket in the overhead. Three wounded soldiers in three years. I travel a lot and have a lot on my mind, but that’s no excuse. I was distracted on a call with our Marketing Lead and had to race to my folks’ home for Thanksgiving, but that’s no excuse.

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Agathos Pitches at TMCx Demo Day

On June 7, Agathos joined 20 other digital health companies, more than 500 attendees, and around 200 viewers on live stream to showcase Agathos' physician engagement platform to hospital leaders, physicians, investors, and the media at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in[…]

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