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Category: Length of stay

Four types of value Atomic Habits can deliver to healthcare

Like many of you, I am a sucker for personal and professional development. Stacks of books adorn the office, the bedroom night stand, and anywhere else I can find space. One of my pandemic reads was the massive best seller, Atomic Habits, by James Clear.

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Length of stay the podium, patient flow the training that gets you there

One of our core values at Agathos is curiosity. As our culture page explains, we are lifelong learners and seekers who do creative work and admire that of others. So when my son was encouraged to try cyclocross to stay in shape during the mountain biking off season, I was very[…]

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Data Transparency, Length of Stay, Behavior Change — This Webinar Covered it All

When we invited William Carracino, MD, CMIO of Lee Health and Peter Chang, MD, VP of Care Transformation at Tampa General Hospital to share how they are empowering physicians with data about their individual practice patterns, we knew we were in for a treat. 

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3 Ways Hospitalists Influence Length of Stay

I am the Chief Medical Officer of MDP Management, a Chattanooga-based hospitalist group serving health systems in the Southeast. Our focus is medical practice management that empowers physicians to provide the highest quality care, exceed goals and drive change in the hospital[…]

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Oh, length of stay, how shall I reduce thee?

Clinical variation is the focus in healthcare, thanks in part to the unprecedented access to data made possible through EHRs. This information has inspired and, frankly, overwhelmed hospitals seeking to pinpoint inefficiencies and optimize pathways and processes. Clinicians[…]

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Erlanger/MDP Hospitalists selected as a Top 15 Research and Innovation Oral Abstract

In April, Agathos was fortunate to have attended The Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Conference where Dr. David Alvarez, Hospitalist Medical Director at Erlanger Health System, presented on the power of mobile tools guiding physician performance, particularly Agathos’[…]

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Eight Ways to Deliver High-Quality Care in Hospital Medicine

In hospital medicine, delivering high-quality care is a complex balancing act between goals and constraints. Hospitalists strive to make evidence-based clinical decisions, facilitate seamless transitions of care, and allocate time for difficult patient conversations within a[…]

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Why Physician Attribution Drives Performance Improvement

Provider attribution, the process of associating outcomes to the care of individual providers, is a critical component of an effective performance improvement initiative. Hospitals can realize big gains using data to drive performance—but doing so requires understanding how[…]

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