Case Studies - Empowering Physicians

  • Case Study:

    Using Practice Data To Inform Physician Performance

    MDmetrix’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dan Low, is an Anesthesiologist who carefully monitors developments in his field. So, he was confident that his TAP block for hernia repairs provided best-practice care. With MDmetrix, however, Dr. Low quickly used real-world data to assess his practice – in just two minutes, he compared the results of his technique with the results of all other physicians across his health system. Looking across patient outcomes, Dr. Low learned that his hernia patients were in fact suffering higher pain scores and longer stays. So, armed with MDmetrix, Dr. Low determined which of his colleagues had the best results, and he carefully observed his colleague’s alternative Ilioinguinal block technique. Empowered by MDmetrix to continuously assess and improve his practice, Dr. Low now consistently provides his hernia patients with lower pain scores and shorter lengths of stay.

  • Case Study:

    Leveraging Data To Accelerate Practice Development

    After a staff meeting, several GI experts gathered in a hospital breakroom. As the physicians discussed their cases, one doctor – a newcomer – suggested that his technique for a particular procedure provided his patients with shorter lengths of stay. After listening, his colleagues disagreed, sure that their own techniques were best practice reflecting the state of the art in GI literature. Following a friendly but heated debate, one physician opened MDmetrix on her laptop to settle the question of “Michael versus the World.” In three minutes, the answer was clear: Michael the newcomer was right; his technique resulted not only shorter stays but also better outcomes across the board. Armed with this evidence, his colleagues switched to his improved technique, and the hospital’s quality of care improved at an accelerated rate.

  • Case Study:

    Deploying Real World Evidence To Improve Team Care

    A surgery center’s Ophthalmology team was regularly administering IV acetaminophen in Strabismus cases, based on journal suggestions and anecdotal reports. Using MDmetrix, however, the team determined in just minutes that their IV acetaminophen protocol was not effective; in fact, their protocol increased patients’ risk of requiring rescue opioids following surgery. Equipped by MDmetrix with easily consumable analytics across their cases, the team agreed to change their clinical practice.