Speakers

Pam Rush

Clinical Program Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Service Line, Allina Health

Ms. Rush received her BS in Nursing from Arizona State University and MS in Nursing Administration from the University of Minnesota.  She has worked in healthcare for over 20 years in critical care, nursing administration, cardiovascular program development, and leading clinical and operational performance improvement efforts.  She is currently the Clinical Program Director for the Cardiovascular Clinical Service Line at Allina Health, which consists of 12 hospitals and over 90 clinics.  In 2016, she co-created the Minneapolis Heart Institute Center for Health Care Delivery Innovation which focuses on optimizing care across the cardiovascular continuum through improving population health management, reducing clinical variation, testing new processes of care and payment models, and leveraging cutting-edge technology.  The outcome of this work is an engine to reliably drive financial performance, clinical outcomes, and operational efficiency.

Speaker Sessions

Closing the Efficacy-Efficiency Gap for High-Cost Devices and Technologies

Emerging technologies and therapies have the potential to improve patient safety and outcomes.  Randomized control trials (RCTs) study efficacy: whether a treatment produces the expected results.  While incredibly important, RCTs often include carefully selected patient populations under ideal conditions that may not reflect the reality of the practice setting.  As a result, when interventions are implemented in the practice setting, there is often a substantial decrease in effectiveness. The Minneapolis Heart Institute at Allina Health is committed to preventing and treating cardiovascular disease, which is prevalent and costly.  Learn how data and analytics can help close the efficacy-effectiveness gap, and enable evaluation of emerging therapies that lead to better outcomes in the real-world practice setting, supporting informed decisions for high-cost devices and technologies.

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