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Three Things Providers Have To Gain By Adopting A Continuous Quality Improvement Model

Healthcare providers are continually looking for ways to provide a higher level of service and decrease expenses to boost profit margins, and while there are numerous ways to approach this common issue, the use of a quality improvement process is one of the most effective. The problem is that many organizations get caught up in the details are not able to deploy a successful improvement process. The following is a look at the benefits of a continuous quality improvement model and how it is changing the face of healthcare for facilities of all sizes.

Data Comparisons

It is often challenging to determine where an organization stands, but comparing internal data to that of similar companies allows a managing team to not only compare their performance to a company’s baseline but to that of other providers. Monitoring critical data on a regular basis will also enable a company to identify areas of weakness and make changes to overcome them. Data is an essential component in an improvement process, and having the ability to compare in-house statistics to national databases empowers an organization to enact positive change.

Process Analysis

Another piece of quality improvement involves analyzing the processes a company uses on a daily basis, and no task is too big or small for internal analysis. Members of an improvement committee should regularly review departmental processes and make recommendations on ways to streamline the most arduous tasks. Not only will it improve morale, but may help a medical facility save money on staff wages.

Improvement Team Selection

One of the first tasks is to select a team of staff to oversee the implementation and oversight of a healthcare improvement model. While it may seem like it should consist of only executive level positions, this often causes a company to overlook critical components. A team should include varying levels of staff and management to ensure a well-rounded outcome and long-term results.

If a healthcare facility is no longer as profitable and efficient as it should be, it could be due to a lack of internal oversight. The team at Health Catalyst has assisted companies of all sizes with improving their day to day operations and increasing their revenues. Visit their site to learn more or call today to schedule an on-site evaluation without delay.