25. Actionable Data to the Masses = Increased Effectiveness and Speed of Decision Making

Track: Improved Patient Safety and Clinical Quality/Operations
Level: Intermediate

While The University of Kansas Health System embarked on its data transformation journey in 2014, the health system needed to better leverage its data platform, analytics tools, and team to more rapidly improve their performance and the quality and speed of decision making in the organization. Specific objectives included understanding and improving the organization’s performance in safety, quality, effectiveness, efficiency, equity, access, and patient experience. Over three fiscal years, the organization has observed quality improvements in many areas, including a 0.69 O/E mortality rate for patients admitted to the hospital, $2.3 million in savings by reducing readmission rates, a 22.5 percent reduction in clostridioides difficile, and a 26 percent reduction in initial denials.

Participants will learn:

  • How to improve the use of data and analytics.
  • How to push data to the bleeding edges of the organization to achieve revenue, cost, and quality improvements.
  • What tools, resources, and data team skills were used to achieve their improvement goals.

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