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ARE YOU TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE WAYS TO MOTIVATE PHYSICIANS?

If you are a healthcare leader, you are quite aware that decisions relating to the cost and quality of care lie in the hands of physicians. You also, particularly yet not exclusively within value-based care arrangements, are quite interested in motivating optimal actions and[…] Read More

WHAT IS PHYSICIAN ENGAGEMENT WITH DATA WORTH?

One of the longest standing in-house debates at Agathos is around engagement. What is it? Is it an end in itself? If so, how does it compare to more ultimate ends such as practice improvement, care improvement, and — most ultimately — improved patient outcomes? There are two[…] Read More

INCREASING RATE OF DISCHARGE SUMMARIES BEFORE SNF TRANSFER

We have enjoyed a long partnership with a large not-for-profit health system serving portions of the eastern US coast. Earlier this year we put out a case study that highlights many of the successes we have shared with this organization. You can find that case study here. Read More

YOUR TRUSTED DATA AND AGATHOS ENGAGE CREATE A WINNING COMBINATION

“We already have individualized data … our physicians just never look at it.” Read More

ENGAGING PHYSICIANS WITH TEXT-BASED NUDGES AT A LARGE MIDWESTERN HEALTH SYSTEM

We recently invited Bradley Schmidt, MD, VPMA to share his journey in getting meaningful feedback into the hands of their hospitalists and advanced practitioners. The webinar was an insightful discussion that covered these topics: Read More

DELIVERING TRUSTWORTHY, ACTIONABLE, PEER COMPARISON DATA TO PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS

We are ready to let the world know we have added our Primary Care insight library to Agathos’ solution suite. Read More

ONE EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE WITH UNBLINDED PEER DATA

We recently had the chance to visit Lee Health and talk with a number of stakeholders about their experiences with Agathos. Here are the main takeaways from our discussions with Douglas Lee, MD of Lee Physician Group Emergency Care Physician Services. We hope you enjoy his[…] Read More

AGATHOS FROM A PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVE'S POINT OF VIEW

We recently had a chance to visit our client partners at Lee Health. We sat down to ask VP and Chief Physician Executive Richard Macchiaroli, MD, MS, CPE, what kind of impact Agathos was having with Lee Health Hospitalists and Emergency Medicine providers. These are some of the[…] Read More

MAKING PHYSICIAN ANALYTICS ACTIONABLE: BREAKING DATA DOWN BY DRG

Most physicians are high performers, competitive, and more than willing to receive feedback if it will make them a better physician. Most see feedback exactly as James Clear suggests above — as a gift. Feedback is only useful, however, if it's within a physician’s power to[…] Read More

FOR LOWER COST, HIGH-VALUE CARE, PHYSICIANS NEED A BETTER GPS

Have you ever been in a situation where your GPS couldn’t figure out what road you were on, and kept giving you the wrong directions? Telling you to get on onramps that don’t exist, or worse, to drive off bridges to get to the road below? Many times, the dashboards provided by[…] Read More

ARE YOU SOMEONE WHO CARES?

Many of you are familiar with author, speaker, and now climate activist, Seth Godin. He has been publishing short, creative blog posts every day for almost 20 years. Posts that make you pause and reflect. One of his recent posts was called “Who cares?” It piqued my curiosity. I[…] Read More

DOES PEER COMPARISON IMPROVE PHYSICIAN PRACTICE?

If you are a healthcare executive with the privilege of leading physicians, you know how important physician engagement is to achieving your many goals — both patient focused and business focused. This quote from Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD concisely sums up the challenge. Read More