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Health Care Providers
Stratis Health focuses on building continuous quality improvement across the health system in Minnesota as well as regionally and nationally—working with hospitals, primary care clinics, nursing homes, and home health agencies. To effectively and successfully achieve sustainable change, we work closely with many partners and advisors, including health plans, trade and professional associations, disease advocacy groups, state agencies, and others.
Quality improvement / performance improvement strategies
Using our quality improvement experience and expertise, Stratis Health helps health care provider organizations achieve improvement in both clinical and non-clinical areas. We help providers translate evidence-based research and guidelines into practices, tailoring information by setting, community and population. We work to further prevention and wellness, and to foster safe and person-centered care. Our quality improvement strategies include:
Measuring and reporting performance. Measurement helps providers to identify opportunities for improvement, to track the progress of their changes, and to compare their performance against others, to guide data-driven decision-making and action. Reporting allows for data transparency that is critical for health care providers to benchmark themselves, as well as for consumers to make informed decisions about their health care options. Performance and quality improvement initiatives should be based on a clear understanding of how your organization is performing. Understanding and analyzing process and outcome measures helps providers to identify opportunities for improvement, to track the progress of their changes, and to compare their performance against others. More on data measurement and reporting >
Adopting and effectively using technology. Research suggests that technologies such as electronic health records, computerized physician order entry systems, medication bar codes, and telehealth technologies are tools to improve care, reduce medical errors, and assist providers in making appropriate point-of-care decisions. More on HIT >
Changing organizational cultures. Clinical practice is embedded in organizational culture, and broader organizational improvement initiatives can support improve quality and safety and make them more sustainable. We work with provider organizations to foster leadership and communication that supports quality, and empowers individuals and teams to continuously improve care. More on organizational change >
Settings of care
In each setting of care, we offer resources and support to provider organizations generally, while also working working closely with smaller groups of provider organizations and individually with organizations.
Quality Improvement Basics. Stratis Health produced a series of recorded quality improvement Webinars that provider organizations can use to hone a specific quality improvement skill set, orient new staff, or as in-service workshops for teams. Topics include:
Contact Stratis Health for assistance with your quality improvement and patient safety needs.
If your organization has performance and/or quality improvement projects it would like to work on, contact us to discuss how we can work together to support these initiatives.
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