17) How TCH Links Clinical And Financial Data To Improve Outcomes

Charles Macias, MD (Chief Clinical Systems Integration Officer, Texas Children's Hospital) Quality and cost improvements require the intelligent use of financial and clinical data coupled with education for multi-disciplinary teams who are driving process improvements. Once a data warehouse is established, healthcare organizations need to set up multi-disciplinary clinical, financial, and IT specialist teams to make the best use of the data. Sometimes, financial involvement is minimized or even excluded for a number of reasons that can turn out to be counterproductive.  However, including financial measurements and participation up front can help enhance the recognized value and sustainability of  quality improvement or waste reduction efforts.  the In this session you will learn keys to success and real-life examples of linking clinical, financial and patient satisfaction data via multi-disciplinary teams that produce impressive results.

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