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Ep. 54: Rogers Memorial Hospital's Brian Kay on Clinical Quality Improvement

Published on 1/16/2018

Clinical quality improvement is a hot topic in today’s health care marketplace. For organizations looking to prioritize improved clinical outcomes, data analytics is paramount to success.

In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Brian Kay, director of clinical effectiveness at Rogers Memorial Hospital, a behavioral health care hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Rogers offers inpatient, residential, partial-hospitalization and intensive outpatient services for behavioral health conditions. Brian discusses some of the challenges and successes he’s encountered on the path to clinical quality improvement in the health care industry.

Brian answers the following questions:

  • What unique challenges must you consider when trying to capture and track data for the purposes of outcomes improvement in behavioral health? 
  • In the world of behavioral health care delivery, what are some of the most important indicators of performance that your organization tracks, and what quality improvement initiatives is Rogers prioritizing today and in the future? 
  • How is your use of data helping Rogers better understand “what works” with behavioral health treatment? Are there any health IT resources and tools you’re using at Rogers to help fulfill the organization’s quality improvement and clinical effectiveness goals? 
  • How will capturing and tracking behavioral health data result in more broadly achieving population health improvement goals? 
  • What has Rogers implemented to capture data directly from their patients and caregivers for the purposes of determining clinical effectiveness? 

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