Upcoming Webinar: Using WhyNotTheBest.org to Benchmark and Improve Performance - Stories from the Field

Friday Nov 16, 2012 07:02 pm EST

WhyNotTheBest.org gives health care professionals and researchers a tool to benchmark health care performance and find resources to guide their improvement efforts. Created by The Commonwealth Fund, the free Web site brings together performance data from multiple sources to track the delivery of recommended care, readmission and mortality rates, incidence of bloodstream infections, patient safety and quality, use of health information technology, and more. Users can build reports comparing individual hospitals or hospital groups to others like them, such as safety nets, academic medical centers, or rural hospitals. With the site’s interactive map, they can explore regional variation and track delivery system reforms, like the emergence of accountable care organizations.Join a webinar on Friday, November 16, at 11 a.m. E.T. to see a demonstration of WhyNotTheBest.org and hear stories from the field from those using the tool in their work.Speakers include Joy Gill, clinical data analyst, Adventist HealthCare; Justine Carr, M.D., chief medical officer and senior vice president of quality and safety, Steward Health Care System; and Kim Paull, director of analytics, Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, with Kevin Quinn, vice president, payment method development, Xerox State Healthcare. The Commonwealth Fund's Anne-Marie Audet, M.D., M.Sc., and Martha Hostetter will demonstrate the tool and moderate the event.

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