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Knowledge on the Go: Improving Ortho Implants

Hospitals are constantly faced with the pressure to improve quality and outcomes while reducing costs. Keir Mitchell and Kendra Pitts from the University of Illinois highlight their achievements in establishing a utilization protocol – with appropriate resources, including implants, for the orthopedic product category. They also discuss how participation in a Vizient Performance Improvement Collaborative focused on establishing protocols for orthopedic implants shaped their efforts in the process.

 

Guests:

Keir Mitchell, PT, PhD, GCS

Director, Musculoskeletal Clinical Services

University of Illinois Health

 

Kendra Pitts, MS

Assistant Director, Value Analysis Program

University of Illinois Health

 

Carla Stephens, CMRP, LSSGB

Collaborative Advisor

Vizient

 

Host:

Kelly Randall

Knowledge Transfer Director

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[00:00 – 02:20]  Beginning the University of Illinois orthopedic utilization protocol

[02:20 – 03:23]  Working with Physicians on the orthopedic utilization protocol

[03:24 – 04:12]  Selection of team members

[04:13 – 05:54]  Building a case for change

[05:55 – 06:12]  Importance of data in developing orthopedic utilization protocol

[06:14 – 06:45]  Results from the protocol

[06:46 – 07:23]  Working with new technology

 

For more information, email knowledgetransfer@vizientinc.com

 

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