20) How To Drive Clinical Improvement Programs That Get Results
Thomas D. Burton (Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Product Development - Health Catalyst)
Getting accurate data does not improve care unless empowered teams are created with knowledge of how to apply the data. This was the highest-rated breakout session, and the second-highest rated session overall. This was a very hands-on session, using four different “ah ha” experiences to demonstrate key principles for getting clinical improvement results. These experiences included a deal or no deal re-enactment, a popsicle bomb exercise, a water stopping contest, and Paul Revere exercise. Key principles included how to prioritize your clinical improvement programs and cohorts, defining and selecting the most impactful AIM statements, fixing data quality, and defining and rolling out interventions throughout the system.