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Collaborative quality improvement projects work, expert maintains

ArborMetrix - Aug 12, 2013, 3:20:56 PM

(8/12/13) In the opinion of Dr. Wayne J. English, it doesn’t take much for collaborative quality improvement projects to demonstrate a return on investment... Notable outcomes from MBSC projects to date, he said, include a 24% decrease in complication rates from 2007 to 2009, a 35% decrease in readmission rates decreased from 2007 to 2009, and a 35% decreased in ED visits from 2007 to 2010. "The decline in ED visits alone resulted in overall savings for BCBS of Michigan of $4.7 million and an overall savings for statewide plans of $14.6 million," Dr. English said.

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Video: Dr. Sergio Roll, Presidential Address at the Americas Hernia Society Annual Meeting - announcing the Quality Collaborative

ArborMetrix - Apr 15, 2013, 11:53:39 AM

Dr. Roll introduces the Quality Collaborative initiative for the Americas Hernia Society, which will create a national registry to facilitate clinical research, accelerate quality improvement efforts, and assist hernia surgeons in meeting requirements for maintaining board certification. --> watch the video

Anticipating the Effects of Accountable Care Organizations for Inpatient Surgery

ArborMetrix - Feb 28, 2013, 10:57:53 AM

Much of the enthusiasm for accountable care organizations is fueled by evidence that integrated delivery systems (IDSs) perform better on measures of quality and cost in the ambulatory care setting; however, the benefits of this model are less clear for complex hospital-based care.

Authors: David C. Miller, MD, MPH; Zaojun Ye, MS;Cathryn Gust, MS; John D. Birkmeyer, MD.
JAMA Surg. 2013;():1-6. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1699

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Pediatric Cardiologists Turn to Clinical Analytics

ArborMetrix - Jan 4, 2013, 4:21:18 PM

Custom-built national database will let members of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium provide better customized care to critically ill kids with congenital heart disease.

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American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Selects ArborMetrix's Real-Time Clinical Performance Analytics Engine to Establish New National Outcomes Registry

ArborMetrix - Oct 30, 2012, 11:37:28 AM

Real-Time Outcomes Reporting, Benchmarking; Predictive Analytics and Configurable Dashboards Position AAES Members for Successful Transition to Shared Accountability Care/Payment Models

ArborMetrix, Inc., a Mich.-based healthcare analytics and software company specializing in the measurement of hospital and specialty-based care, today announced that the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) has selected its clinical performance analytics engine to provide the analytics, dynamic database, real-time reporting, and technology infrastructure for its new national clinical outcomes registry.

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Michigan Surgery Collaboratives Select ArborMetrix’s Registry Solution to Enhance Quality, Lower Cost of Surgical Care

ArborMetrix - Oct 1, 2012, 8:57:59 AM

Hospitals and Surgeons Statewide to Benefit From Real-Time Performance Feedback and Clinical Decision Support

The Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative (MBSC) and the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) have selected ArborMetrix, a provider of real-time, cloud-based analytics solutions for acute and specialty care, to help accelerate their surgical care quality improvement efforts. Using ArborMetrix's performance analytics engine, the two Michigan collaboratives will provide hospitals and clinicians with timely, risk-adjusted information about their comparative quality, utilization, and costs.

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