Six Steps Towards Meaningful, Ongoing Healthcare Performance Improvement
The long-term success of healthcare performance improvement relies on a sustainable infrastructure and strategic execution. Otherwise, improvement initiatives risk becoming one-off projects that don’t support ongoing advances in critical areas, such as critical areas, clinical outcomes, patient experience, and organizational cost. Healthcare organizations can follow six steps for a sustainable, impactful performance improvement program: 1. Integrate performance improvement into strategic objectives. 2. Use analytics to unlock data and identify areas of opportunity. 3. Prioritize programs using a combination of analytics and an adoption system. 4. Define the performance improvement program’s permanent teams. 5. Use a best-practice system to define program outcomes and interventions. 6. Estimate the ROI.