Clinical Process Measurement Featured in Life Science Nexus

Dan Rubin, MD, MHI, was recently interviewed and featured in the Life Science Nexus blog. Dr. Rubin was speaking about the power of clinical process measurement and how health systems are putting the power of the LogicStream Intelligence Platform to work in order to improve clinical outcomes and provider satisfaction using the electronic health record.

The electronic health record is one of the largest investments health systems have made to improve care delivery. However, many organizations are finding it very challenging to demonstrate the return on that investment. That’s where clinical process measurement comes into play.

“Being able to measure the process of care is a key to clinical quality improvement. That may seem self-evident since if you can’t measure a process, you can’t improve it.  However, despite its importance there is a significant gap in this area at most health systems,” explains Dr. Dan Rubin, Chief Medical Officer at LogicStream Health.

The post was written by Amanda Leightner, a scientist, writer, and runner dedicated to promoting life science entrepreneurs in Minnesota. According to the Life Science Nexus website, the organization has three main goals:

  • We amplify stories of Minnesota’s life science entrepreneurs through original, insightful content.
  • We inform startups of ways to build and grow their companies in Minnesota.
  • We connect small businesses.

Here’s one more excerpt from the post:

Healthcare systems use the LogicStream Intelligence Platform to pull information from the EHR, analyze that information, and determine if their best practices are- or aren’t- working to drive the expected outcomes.  The LogicStream Platform makes any iterations and improvements to these best practices and compliance measurements possible.  Without LogicStream, these healthcare systems are basically “flying blind” and have no discreet way to measure their clinical process.

For example, LogicStream was used by one client to standardize care to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), a common hospital acquired condition. LogicStream standardized the catheter use process, controlling which patients actually had catheters inserted and regulating the process of catheter removal.  LogicStream reduced the number of catheters in use, decreased the rate of UTIs, and minimized unnecessary costs to the health system.

You can view the entire interview here.