About the Session

This session will help you understand the value proposition for quality interventions and how to transform voluntary interventions into business imperatives. Organizations that make this transition will find that clinical and operational improvements yield clinically and financially beneficial results—provided efforts are focused on delivering specific goals and accountable to a business plan with measurable benchmarks. To demonstrate how the process works, faculty will examine several quality improvement case studies at Allina Health, a $4.1 billion integrated delivery network that is Minnesota’s largest health system. The system implemented an analytics platform that provides data to clinicians at the point of care, enabling them to focus on the right improvement opportunities and realize outcome improvements. To systematize improvement further, Allina developed a 10-step quality improvement process model. Using the case studies, faculty will highlight the model. You will receive take home strategies to initiate the process within your own organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze complex quality and safety improvements and apply a value construct that enables prioritization of competing improvement projects.
  • Synthesize disparate sources of information related to complex improvement efforts and outline the business case for safety and quality improvements.