Expanding precision medicine

Reduce unwarranted variations for continuous improvement

Reducing unwarranted variations is a key pre-requisite to achieve precision medicine, as they can lead to poorer diagnosis, inefficient workflows and high costs. The reduction of unwarranted variations is one of the biggest opportunities to improve outcomes while reducing costs.

We support a continuous improvement process to eliminate the five key sources of unwarranted variations:

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  1. Consensus on best-practice standards
    Achieve consensus on best-practice standards while implementing continuous improvements.
  2. Adapt to patients' individual needs
    Reduce unwarranted variations by adapting technology To patients' individual needs.
  3. Support operator through automation
    Reduce operator variations by increasing levels of automation.
  4. Assist decision-making of physician
    Reduce variations in care paths by assisting decision-making of physicians.
  5. Enable reproducibility of technology
    Reduce unwarranted variations by implementing reproducible technology.

Read the white paper: How can hospital executives use their full potential and reduce unwarranted variations?

Siemens Healthineers Whitepaper

Insights series – issue 1 : This white paper authored by Brent James, MD, MPH, together with experts from Siemens Healthineers outlines how unwarranted variations can be reduced. Suggesting a novel five-step approach and required key executive actions it is a guide for hospital CEO´s that shows how to bring out a sustainable positive change in their organizations.


Together with Prof. Modic, we identify practical lessons from manufacturing, retail and digital industries on managing variations

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Get a quick overview on “Reduce unwarranted variations”. 

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The Path to Higher-Value Care: How healthcare providers unlock the power of precision medicine.

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Here are some tools that can help to reduce unwarranted variations: