Comprehensive quality transformation – Part 1

Today, it’s not enough to just pick a few quality initiatives to work on each year and hope for the best. Complex systems like hospitals need a comprehensive approach: an interlinked series of people, programs, and analytics to consistently improve and sustain quality. This episode of Modern Practice covers comprehensive and sustained quality transformation.


Guest speakers:
Rick May, MD
Senior Principal, Clinical Quality Improvement
Orthopedic Surgeon


Tod Baker, BS
Principal, Clinical Quality Improvement


Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Principal, Clinical Operations and Quality


Show Notes:

[01:30] Comprehensive clinical quality transformation program

[03:03] When initiatives run out of steam

[04:25] Quality is the great impactor, the holy grail, the fixer and differentiator

[05:44] Readmissions in a new light

[07:00] Why there is no sustainability

[08:36] Mistaken emphasis on lagging instead of leading metrics


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Tod Baker’s contact email:


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