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Don’t settle for traditional outcomes

Over the past 30 years, we’ve seen upsurges in requirements for organizations to measure quality and continuous improvement. While these methods for sustaining continuous improvement are maturing, unfortunately many organizations remain satisfied with traditional outcomes. They settle and stop moving forward. Some lean on the proven traditional approaches to continuous improvement because they have to.  Their EHRs will not allow ad hoc accessibility to data, or development of locally interesting yet unique priorities and interests. Continuous improvement should be just that – continuous and focused on locally crucial improvement needs. When it is, everybody wins – organization, clinicians and patients. When it is neither continuous nor capable of local improvement, everyone loses (even though it may feel like winning). Leadership often encourages and celebrates better outcomes, when they should be aiming even higher. The quality of your outcomes depends on […]