BCSC's quality improvement initiative with MDmetrix began in January 2018, with providers focusing on reduction of opioid administration in pediatric tonsillectomies, which have typically relied on the intraoperative administration of opioids for pain management. The anesthesiologists from BCSC assembled a team to utilize a series of pain management protocols following the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, which is the standard methodology for the development of clinical improvements using real-world data.
"Using MDmetrix, we have been able to accelerate our PDSA-driven improvement work at a pace far beyond traditional methodologies," Latham said. "With the MDmetrix Mission Control platform, we are improving protocols in weeks that we used to review across years. By enabling us to continuously monitor and evaluate outcomes across patients, MDmetrix has empowered our team to act on our data to implement a truly adaptive clinical management system."
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The opioid-free surgery initiative at BCSC is just one example of how MDmetrix's clinical performance platform and AI tools are currently being used to transform clinical operations across hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Using the MDmetrix Mission Control platform, clinicians and healthcare leaders can visualize, compare, improve, and manage performance by team, protocol and/or facility across a wide array of metrics, including pain scores, procedure times and readmissions. As a result, providers have been empowered to transform patient care while also dramatically reducing resource utilization.
"We are thrilled that MDmetrix technology was used to drive this groundbreaking initiative to reduce patients' exposure to opioids," said Warren Ratliff, CEO of MDmetrix. "It is gratifying that our platform is being used to help keep kids safe."
MDmetrix is a clinical performance management platform that serves hospitals and surgery centers. By empowering medical leaders and frontline clinicians to visualize, evaluate and monitor clinical and workflow outcomes, MDmetrix enables providers to improve care and lower costs, transforming clinical operations. Founded in Seattle in 2016, MDmetrix was created by a team of clinicians who saw the need to view outcomes across patients to quickly advance care. To learn more, please visit www.mdmetrix.com.Back to HCB News