Data Transparency as a “Source of Truth” to Support Regional Health Systems Change
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Advancing quality and improving patient outcomes is critically intertwined with information exchange technology but hinges on the willingness of healthcare providers and health systems to openly share clinical, patient-level data in a supportive, collegial environment. The primary aim for detailing this journey to establish a data sharing health systems collaborative is to illustrate our strides within the complexities of information processing in developing a culture of data transparency within a large and diverse geographical region. The processes within this “big data” warehouse are provided in detail to allow for replication in varied arenas to facilitate diverse goals for information exchange.
KeywordsMulti-data source exchange platform Cardiac surgery performance improvement Collective impact
We wish to acknowledge the following leaders and pioneers of the TQI journey: participating DFW hospital systems, the DFWHC Foundation Board, Dr. Michael Mack, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, the IMPROVE Network, Dr. Jeffrey Rich, Eddie Fonner, Syma Prince, and Dr. Morley Herbert.
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