78H—Empowering Data Governance Through Clinical Care Redesign

Wednesday, March 30th

About the Session

The volume of healthcare data is expected to grow by more than 35% each year, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report. As a result, healthcare organizations will be faced with the task to manage more data assets than ever before.

In this session, Memorial Hermann Health System will share how it set up a successful infrastructure that transformed data into an invaluable asset by establishing a well-managed data governance program. Memorial Hermann’s data governance program has played a key role in the sustaining care redesign, which leads to continued improved outcomes.

Memorial Hermann has a long-standing reputation as a high reliability organization (HRO). Becoming an HRO is a never-ending quest toward the achievable goal of zero harm to patients under our care. Memorial Hermann’s efforts to drive care redesign and eliminate unnecessary spending was built around the knowledge that every decision had to be based on highly reliable data and supported within the data governance structure. Memorial Hermann embarked on the care redesign journey with four key pillars in mind: 1) reduce unnecessary clinical variation, 2) increase the accuracy of documentation, 3) reduce lengths of stay (LOS), and 4) better manage care coordination.

Join Paul Lampi, Director of Technical Services at Memorial Hermann Health System, for a discussion highlighting how Memorial Hermann reduced the average length of stay from 2.39 days to 2.25 days in orthopedic joints and decreased sepsis mortality by >1%. Additionally, Memorial Hermann identified opportunities based on benchmarks that have led to a savings of $130M ($10M over a $120M goal) in three years, on its way to an ultimate savings of $200M, based on reductions in care variation. These are only a few examples achieved from a data-driven process led by a governance structure dedicated to eliminating costs without jeopardizing care quality. Attendees of this session will learn how they can replicate Memorial Hermann’s successful governance structure, built around quality and data, to reduce unwanted clinical variation by redesigning care delivery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the components needed to install a successful data governance program.
  • Discover the benefits to cost savings and quality of care that come with a well-managed data governance program.


Presented By

Paul Lampi

Director, Technical Services, Enterprise Analytics and Data Governance
Memorial Hermann Health System