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Category: High value care

A Brief Intro to Clinical "VR" ("Variation Reduction")

Who would dare tell a doctor how to practice medicine? While many other industries have embraced the benefits of standardization, the practice of medicine is still built on the pillars of professional autonomy and individual clinical judgment. For more tenured physicians this[…]

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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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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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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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Erlanger/MDP Hospitalists selected as a Top 15 Research and Innovation Oral Abstract

In April, Agathos was fortunate to have attended The Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Conference where Dr. David Alvarez, Hospitalist Medical Director at Erlanger Health System, presented on the power of mobile tools guiding physician performance, particularly[…]

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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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Eight Ways to Deliver High-Quality Care in Hospital Medicine

In hospital medicine, delivering high-quality care is a complex balancing act between goals and constraints. Hospitalists strive to make evidence-based clinical decisions, facilitate seamless transitions of care, and allocate time for difficult patient conversations within a[…]

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