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March 2, 2021 . Ryan O'Connell

Making the most of run charts for healthcare performance improvement

Industry, Product

The run chart is a classic tool of quality improvement work. Depicted as a line graph, it provides insight into changes in a specific performance measure over time. The chart's x axis presents...

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UCLA Health: overcoming racial bias in predictive algorithms

Industry

Algorithmic bias—what it is, who it impacts, what it causes, and how it is best overcome—is a topic of increasing interest in healthcare.

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November 18, 2020 . Colin Beam, PhD

When better is better than best: predictive model development strategies in healthcare

Industry

The field of machine learning (ML), a subset of artificial intelligence in which computer algorithms use statistics to find patterns in data that can predict future outcomes, is undergoing rapid...

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November 10, 2020 . Ryan O'Connell

Mastering change: the Behavioral Change Stairway Model

Industry

The imperative to collaborate to achieve common goals has long defined human interactions. Initially, this imperative was rooted in survival, but working in partnership is no less important today...

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October 16, 2020 . Ursa Health

A new solution for participants in CMS's Primary Cares Initiative

Company, Industry, Product

NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 16, 2020—In response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announcement of its new Primary Cares Initiative, Ursa Health has released a version of Ursa Studio,...

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October 12, 2020 . Sandy Cummings

Physician-defined measurement reduces SNF readmissions

Company, Industry, Product

Ursa Health recently worked with an integrated delivery system to reduce readmissions from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The geriatrician charged with leading the effort had summary data from...

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February 26, 2020 . Steve Hackbarth

Working with dates and timezones in JavaScript: a survival guide

Industry

Many JavaScript developers approach dealing with dates and timezone issues with apprehension. And indeed, it’s easy to get turned in a knot as you’re trying to get times working sensibly for all...

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February 24, 2020 . Aaron Mock

Tired of long implementations? We were, too.

Company, Industry

Too often, introducing a new data model and analytics platform to your organization requires a massive time and resource investment before a team is able to create anything of value. We’ve been...

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December 23, 2019 . Sandy Cummings

The pain of real values

Company, Industry

Early in my career, I was thinking of getting an MBA and attended an introductory lecture at Boston University. I don’t remember which professor gave it, but I’ve thought of his words often over...

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October 22, 2019 . Aaron Mock

Resources for healthcare improvement

Industry

Improvement science, like many quality-related disciplines, is rooted in the work of W. Edwards Deming, the 20th century management expert famous for his 14-point management philosophy and...

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