• Conference/Meeting
  • March 4-9, 2018

2018 Quality and Safety in Children's Health Conference

  • Concurrent
  • March 6, 2018
  • 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Power Session: Clinical Effectiveness

Andrew Buchert, MD, Medical Director, Clinical Resource Management, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Gabriella Butler, MSN, RN, Director, Healthcare Analytics & Strategy, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Desty Kamm, RN, BSN, MS, Director, Clinical Effectiveness and Improvement, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Kim Kato, RN, Quality Effectiveness Consultant, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

From Aim to Change: Implementing a Clinical Care Guideline Program

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital launched a clinical care guideline program to reduce unwarranted variation for high-volume conditions. This presentation will describe going beyond guideline creation by closing gaps and using data to guide focused cycles of continuous improvement that foster transformational change.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe implementation strategies for hardwiring evidence into clinical workflows.
  • Discuss approaches to measuring return on investment and cost savings associated with quality improvement initiatives.

Delivering Tailored Clinical Effectiveness Data Drives High-value Care

Reduction of variability leads to improved quality, decreased adverse events, and cost efficiency. This session focuses on measuring whether pathway elements were met, versus monitoring order set usage to enable understanding of delivered care. The findings include how hardwiring data-collection and analysis, and providing access to frontline clinicians, drives process improvement and sustainability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate data related to practice patterns, clinical outcomes, and cost to drive frontline practice changes.
  • Identify methods to effectively measure delivered versus intended delivery of care.

Session Recordings

From Aim to Change: Implementing a Clinical Care Guideline Program

Quick Reference

  • Comprehensive improvement model example. Time: 4:45
  • Implementation strategies that make it easy to do the right thing. Time: 8:15


Delivering Tailored Clinical Effectiveness Data Drives High-value Care

Quick Reference

  • Transitioning from clinical care guidelines to clinical care pathways. Time: 5:20
  • Collecting data to provide a look at specific patient populations. Time: 20:42