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Driving Efficiency at All Levels: Organization, User, Provider

Driving Efficiency at All Levels: Organization, User, Provider

Everyone knows time is money, and healthcare consumes too much money. Therefore, it stands to reason that a major objective for hospitals and healthcare systems should be to save time and resources at all levels of the organization and throughout the supply chain. There are several facets to the drive ...
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Reverse Engineering an Optimal Performance Improvement Process

Reverse Engineering an Optimal Performance Improvement Process

In technology circles, reverse engineering is the process of starting with a given end state, such as a product, device, conceived process or operation, and figuring out—in reverse—how to build it. The evolved current state of healthcare quality and performance improvement warrants a similar reverse engineering exercise, and, when executed ...
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Bouncing Back from a Hospital Safety Penalty

Bouncing Back from a Hospital Safety Penalty

In December of last year, the federal government penalized 751 hospitals for having high numbers of patient injuries, retroactively reducing their Medicare payments by 1% for each patient’s stay, as well as reducing the amount of money the hospitals receive to teach medical residents and care for low-income individuals. These ...
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Prista Named One of 2017’s Most Promising Quality Management Solution Providers

Prista Named One of 2017’s Most Promising Quality Management Solution Providers

CIOReview recently recognized Prista Corporation as one of 2017’s “20 Most Promising Quality Management Solution Providers,” and we’re proud to have been recognized as a company that has demonstrated an exceptional ability to innovate and customize a solution that meets our clients’ quality management needs. The December issue of CIOReview ...
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Increasing Efficiency in 2018

Increasing Efficiency in 2018

It’s the beginning of a new year, and in 2018 the healthcare industry would greatly benefit from better utilization of resources. U.S. health care spending grew 4.3 percent in 2016, reaching $3.3 trillion, while an estimated $1 trillion is wasted each year on inefficiencies, redundancies and abuse. With an aging ...
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PDCA vs. OODA: Facilitating a More Effective Improvement Methodology

PDCA vs. OODA: Facilitating a More Effective Improvement Methodology

As we work to continually evolve Prista’s ActionCue Clinical Intelligence (CI) application as the leading performance improvement workbench in the healthcare market, we often dig into the essence and science of improvement itself. The ActionCue application not only embodies well-designed and powerful information processing, but also demonstrates an awareness of ...
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Quality Improvement Performance Indicators: Prioritizing Your Data

Quality Improvement Performance Indicators: Prioritizing Your Data

In a recent blog post, the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality shed some light on an area of concern for many hospitals: the prioritization of data collection within their QAPI program. Hospitals are constantly working to monitor, report on and improve patient safety and quality of care, many of ...
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Is Your Quality-Safety System Really a Do-it-Yourself Project? Should it be?

Is Your Quality-Safety System Really a Do-it-Yourself Project? Should it be?

We frequently describe ActionCue Clinical Intelligence as redefining and facilitating the management process for quality-safety improvement. Understanding that taking on quality-safety improvement can bring some apprehension, we want to make clear that we do this to bring a radical increase in efficiency to the process of improving patient care delivery ...
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Re-Thinking: Four Ways to Advance Healthcare Quality and Safety

Re-Thinking: Four Ways to Advance Healthcare Quality and Safety

For decades, I practiced and taught others a model of developing new software products in which the creator begins with at least two innovation concepts before thinking about technology choices, features or even architecture. These concepts must represent a new way to reach important objectives, not just tweak current tasks ...
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Physician Leadership in a VUCA World

By Keith Thurgood, PhD – Prista Board of Directors We live in a VUCA world. Developed as an operational construct by the United States Army in the late 1990s, VUCA describes the world in four adjectives:  volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous. Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law ...
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Prista Adds Healthcare Leader Keith Thurgood to Board of Directors

AUSTIN, Texas, November 14, 2017 – Prista Corporation announces the addition of Keith Thurgood, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors, further demonstrating the company’s commitment to improving patient care quality and safety through strategic innovation and leadership. “This was an easy decision to make, given the strong leadership team already ...
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Strategic Hospital Room Design: Improving Your Environments through Better Data

Strategic Hospital Room Design: Improving Your Environments through Better Data

If you’ve ever spent any time as patient in a hospital room, you can recall how your surroundings affected you—for better or for worse. The effects of hospital room design on patients can be profound, according to a New York Times report on specially-designed rooms at the University Medical Center ...
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