Making the case for reducing unwarranted variationsSiemens Healthineers Talks with Brent James on Expanding precision medicine

21.01.20

Brent James, MD, MPH, shares unique insights and provides a step-by-step guide to how hospital executives can address unwarranted variations in a meaningful and comprehensive way to improve outcomes while significantly reducing costs.

The concept of unwarranted variations in care delivery has been discussed for years, but it remains one of the biggest opportunities to improve outcomes while reducing waste – creating savings that can be reinvested into the hospital.

Reducing unwarranted variations creates precision in hospital operations, which, in turn, is critical for hospital leadership to be able to deliver increased certainty, predictability, and consistency in clinical and financial performance. The reduction of unwarranted variations increases physician productivity while enabling care to be “dramatically better” for patients throughout the whole healthcare continuum, so Brent James. Thus, paving the way for care that is both patient-centric and evidence-based, and makes it possible to deliver precision medicine at scale.

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Brent James at the Siemens Healthineers Talks

Brent James, MD, MPH, is a leading expert on reducing unwarranted variations, known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement. The magazine Modern Healthcare named him one of the ‘100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare’ and ‘25 Top Clinical Informaticists’. He is a member of the United States-based National Academy of Medicine and holds faculty appointments at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of Utah Eccles School of Business, the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of Utah School of Medicine. Brent James is world renowned for his influence on and work to improve the quality of patient care while reducing hospital costs.

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