2022 Stronger - P145 - Using Quality To Drive Cost/Case In Surgical DRGs - On Demand

Temple University Hospital is a large-scale academic medical center focused on patient excellence. To improve our quality metrics, we convened focused teams around different diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) to streamline all clinical milestones and pathways for these similar patients. With this process, we proved that decreased clinical variability within a DRG leads to improved patient outcomes while also achieving a significant savings of $25 million in the project’s first two years.

Target Audience

  • Healthcare Quality Professionals
  • Physicians
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

Describe how to design dashboards that represent quality metrics and overall costs that are meaningful to physicians.

Summarize how to pull from dashboards business intelligence data that is clinically significant to practice.

Illustrate how to make a significant impact on the bottom line with a straightforward process that is easily reproducible.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 0.50 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
09/14/2022
Course expires: 
09/21/2023

Faculty

Daniel Del Portal, MD, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Claire Raab, MD, Chief Executive Officer Temple Faculty Practice Plan, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Byron Glasgow, MBA, Director of Business Intelligence, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Nicole Patlakh, MBA, Performance Excellence Management Engineer, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA

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Credit Types

Physicians (CME)

Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)

This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 0.50 CPHQ CE credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)

Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.

Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.

 

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 0.50 General CEU – Attendance
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