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In-House Cultural Change and the Medical Quality Paradigm Shift

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The toughest part of implementing any medical quality improvement program is changing the healthcare organization’s culture. The physician-executive or chief executive officer must be committed to change, not just give lip service to it. The core to TQM or, for that matter, any of the several new popular quality programs, like six-sigma, is the buy-in of senior management to change the culture of the practice organization to support the individual’s pursuit of quality.

Re-Frame the Situation

The cultural change requires a complete reorientation of job descriptions and duties. It requires a collaborative rather than an adversarial work force. The phrase, “it’s not my job,” cannot work in a quality healthcare environment. Medical quality programs cannot work where employees refuse to be “their brothers’ keepers.” This collaborative working system is difficult to implement, but not impossible to achieve. It involves certain basic changes to the traditional American work ethic of “rugged individualism.” It suggests that the individual employee must become a partner in the healthcare enterprise and be just as concerned about quality as the CEO. Quality really does become everybody’s business.

Assessment

Quality requires new thinking about the relationships that have traditionally existed between labor [nurses, therapists, assistants, and aides, etc] and management [physician-owner, CEO, clinic administrator, managers, etc]. It requires a new direction; a new partnership must be forged between management and the clinical floor, between management and administrative staff, and between line and staff management.

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According to Daniel L. Gee MD MBA, Scottsdale Healthcare in Arizona used consultants from Creative Healthcare USA on a recent project, rather than doing a full deployment of Six Sigma in its organization, to analyze its problem of emergency department (ED) “diversions.”

Emergency Department Diversions

Diversions happen when emergency departments are too full in capacity to handle acute emergencies and a decision is made to close its doors to patients and ambulances are diverted elsewhere. The issue of closed and diverted emergency rooms is a growing nationwide phenomenon because of fewer EDs and a growing aged and uninsured population. The consultants, using Six Sigma principles, mapped the ED process and found multiple bottlenecks that have a direct effect on the probability of evoking a “diversionary” status in the emergency room.

Out of Control Bottlenecks

One bottleneck process deemed “out of control,” in Six Sigma jargon, was the issue of bed control. A process is considered “in control” when operating within acceptable specification limits. It was found that the average transfer time for a patient admitted to a hospital bed from the emergency department was 80 minutes, of which half of this time, a bed is available and waiting. The process was a significant “waste of time” and, moreover, complicated by an Administrative Nurse “inspector” locating beds on different floors.

Sig Sigma Tenants

Two tenements of Six Sigma level of quality were violated: one is that having an inspection is a correction for an inefficient process and two, the more steps involved the less is the potential yield of a process. Through this revelation, the hospital eliminated the Administrative Nurse, reduced cycle time by 10% in bed control, and improvement ED throughput with greater turnover thereby, improving revenue by nearly $600,000.

Little’s Law

The addition of a nurse inspector and waiting patients in a busy ED is an example of “Little’s Law” or sometimes referred to as the first fundamental law of system behavior. When more and more inputs are put into a system, such as more ED patients and an additional nurse employee, and when there is variation in their arrival time (no control over patient arrivals) or process variation (different people doing the same things differently), there becomes an exponential rise in “cycle time.” Productivity of the system begins to fall and inefficiency and variation creeps in.

Assessment

An examination of the project types to which health care provider organizations have utilized Six Sigma methodology reveals almost any hospital or medical clinic process is a candidate.

Conclusion

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Did you know that at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, it only takes 90 seconds to save a life? While all hospitals keep staff on-call for emergencies, Missouri Baptist has implemented a rapid response program through which anyone, even family members, can call a team of clinicians to the bedside of a distressed patient within 90 seconds.

An Idea from Down-Under

As seen in Forbes, January 27, 2009, Missouri Baptist imported the idea from Australia, with an overall emphasis on safety that is evident not only in its innovative programs, but also in its numbers.

The Internal Data

According to reported internal data, only 48% of patients die as would be expected given their diagnoses. With outcomes like these, it’s no surprise that Missouri Baptist was designated by HealthGrades, a private hospital rating company in Golden, Colo., as one of the safest in the country. In its seventh annual study of “quality and clinical excellence”, known as Behind the Numbers, HealthGrades identified 270 hospitals out of 5,000 that collectively had a 28% lower mortality rate and 8% lower complication rate than the national average. The list reflects the top 5% of hospitals nationwide.

About HealthGrades

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Assessment

Now, what ever happened to governmental reporting, the Joint Commission, etc? Of course, after the IOM Report on Crossing the Quality Chasm in 2001, this type of service may be more important than ever.

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The Persistent Non-Diagnosis Dilemma

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko; MBA, CMP™dr-david-marcinko4

It is well known that computerized information systems [CIS] are increasingly being used to analyze the cost-effectiveness and quality of care given by medical providers. And, providers are slowly receiving clarity in the methods used to track their practice patterns, whether the tracking includes the cost of the practice, quality of care (such as frequency of preventive services that a practice provides), and/or outcomes monitoring.

Using information systems for such purposes is part of the growing field of medical informatics, which can be defined as the applied science at the junction of the disciplines of medicine, business, and information technology, which supports the healthcare delivery process and promotes measurable improvements in both quality of care and cost-effectiveness [Source: Medical College of Wisconsin, and www.HealthDictionarySeries.com].

Health Risk Assessment Data

Although HRA data are not generally used to profile care processes per se, such measures help to determine which members are at highest risk for chronic illness in the future, such as heart disease. And, according to our Business of Medical Practice print-book colleague – Brent A. Metfessel MD, MIS – patients usually fill out such surveys directly, as many Internet sites have sprung up which include free HRAs and calculation of risk scores. Included in HRA surveys are smoking history, dietary habits, general health questions, energy levels, emotional health, driving habits, and other parameters. Providers may use these results as guides to ascertain which members need the most intensive intervention and thus help prevent poor future outcomes http://www.springerpub.com/prod.aspx?prod_id=23759

None address the emerging problem of persistent non-diagnosis, however.

The Problem

Therefore, Bradley Kittredge of Hyoumanity suggests that a significant dilemma is emerging when addressing – or not addressing – HRA data relative to persistent non-diagnosis. In other words, the persistent non-diagnosis dilemma may represent a significant under-recognized and under-addressed emerging problem in our healthcare system today.

Not Iatric

This situation is unlike iatrogenic conditions which may be defined as those conditions that are physician induced [complications, “never-events”, allergic reactions, un-necessary treatments, interventions and/or surgery, etc]. More formally; iatros means physician in Greek, and-genic, meaning induced-by, is derived from the International Scientific Vocabulary [ISV]. Combined, of course, they become iatrogenic, meaning physician-induced. Iatrogenic disease is obviously, then, disease which is caused by a physician [www.iatrogenic.org].

The Definition

Blogger Kittredge – an MBA/MPH candidate for 2009 at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a Brian Maxwell Fellow – defines persistent non-diagnosis as:

“any patient who experiences clinical symptoms that five or more doctors are unable to diagnose.”

And, he opines that every day, thousands of Americans are desperately seeking answers to complex medical conditions that doctors are unable to diagnose.

Quality Improvement Initiatives

Findings ways to improve the process of diagnosis and the handling of these tough cases for both patients and doctors will reduce costs, improve health outcomes, and dramatically impact lives. It is the stuff of such medical quality improvement icons like Robert M. Wachter MD, Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at UCSF and my colleague and print-journal Foreword contributor David B. Nash; MD, MBA of the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA www.HealthcareFinancials.com

Assessment

Currently, Brad is working to build an online tool to assist with complex and difficult diagnoses, which he considers among the biggest problems in medical care. His technical off-spring, Hyoumanity, is committed to improving awareness and understanding of the prevalence, causes, and implications of persistent non-diagnosis – and misdiagnosis – and to the development of tools to assist and empower patients and doctors to resolve complex cases [http://hyoumanity.blogspot.com]. We wish him well.

Conclusion

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