Unwarranted clinical variation has a huge impact on quality and cost, but a recent national survey conducted by Kaufman Hall revealed that fewer than 40 percent of hospitals and health systems are addressing it as part of current improvement efforts. Lack of good data and insight was cited as the primary impediment.
Control charts are emerging as a powerful solution to the problem. Originally developed in the late 1920s to help streamline manufacturing processes using statistical process control methods, control charts not only track processes, but also facilitate real-time corrections and the ability to measure the effectiveness of adjustments.
Watch this webinar to hear from Kaufman Hall Vice President of Clinical Solutions Jennie Dulac and Solutions Engineer Amy Raasch as they discuss how the methodology is being applied to tackle clinical performance improvement in healthcare and show how control charts within Kaufman Hall’s Peak Software system can help health system leaders identify unwarranted variation and take action to address root causes.