Transforming Individual Physician Practice
An experienced and well-respected physician worked hard to stay abreast of the latest developments in her field. But, she was stuck using anecdotal methods to evaluate the effectiveness of her techniques; while she could call up a detailed record for an individual patient, she had no practical way to chart outcomes across her many cases. With MDmetrix, however, the physician’s insight into her own practice transformed: in minutes, she could quickly and easily assess not only trends across her patients’ outcomes but also the relative effectiveness of her techniques compared to her colleagues. Empowered by this knowledge, the physician now leverages QI Advisor to continuously assess and adjust her practice, in order to provide her patients with the best possible care.
Transforming Team Treatment Process
A hospital asked its physicians to use MDmetrix to analyze outcomes across one of its most common, and most carefully managed, surgery cases. Utilizing MDmetrix’s unique visualization tools, the clinicians quickly identified opportunities to improve their protocols. Rather than simply implementing those changes, however, the physicians leveraged MDmetrix to iterate: they made protocol changes, and studied the results with MDmetrix a few weeks later … then made more protocol changes, and studied the results again with MDmetrix … then made more changes… Ultimately, this new paradigm of continuous improvement yielded dramatically better outcomes for the hospital’s patients, while also saving the hospital substantial costs and freeing up ICU beds.