Services
and capabilities

Consulting

Assist client leadership in understanding and improving healthcare delivery and outcomes:

  • Align client values with desired change

  • Address inefficiencies that waste resources and drain enthusiasm

  • Avoid common, costly pitfalls that often doom improvement efforts

 

We begin with listening to client goals in seeking outside assistance. We also gather key information regarding population/s served.

 

Next, we dialogue with leadership and staff about what works to achieve desired change. Like responding to the demands of accountable care in the face of limited resources. And leveraging strengths to improve measurable outcomes. About who is ready for change and who isn't and how to respond. We then facilitate decision making and mobilize support for next steps.

 

we've also helped physicians to rediscover a genuine sense of community with patients through innovations in care delivery like group medical visits which reduce ED visits and hospital re-admissions.

Read more about this in the following case studies:

CASE STUDY 04: IMPROVE CLINICAL OPERATIONS & PATIENT ACCESS
CASE STUDY 02: IMPROVING PATIENT SATISFACTION

 
 
Assisting Improvement Collaboratives

Sue Houck has assisted improvement initiatives lead by numerous groups including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Quality Partners of Rhode Island, Health TeamWorks and MassPro to achieve complex deliverables, often within tight budgets. Assistance has included advising project leadership as well as onsite medical practice improvements. Sue’s extensive experience facilitating desired change enables honest, in-depth dialogue and learning.

 

We also use an innovative 360 degree candid feedback tool to assesses progress. Metrics include process and clinical measures as well as leadership support. We facilitated the development of learning communities to build peer-to-peer learning and accountability. 

 

Read more about this in the following case studies:

CASE STUDY 01: ASSISTING IMPROVEMENT COLLABORATIVE

 
Presentations 

From transforming healthcare delivery to reducing unnecessary 
re-hospitalizations we've helped healthcare leaders effectively respond to today's mushrooming complexity. Our workshops bring participants the knowledge to design care for better value.

 

Accountable Care Organizations will only be as successful as the care that's provided to each patient. Care that honors tradition but also looks to the future. Care that leverages technology as well as patients skills.

 

We design presentations around client interviews to understand the learning and results you require. Presentations include:

  • Beyond crazy care: How innovators are transforming a dysfunctional healthcare system

  • The Patient Centered Medical Home: too little too late or future of
    primary care?

  • Innovation in primary care: beyond burnout to to advanced models of care

  • Marcus Welby vs. RoboDoc: simple metrics for new
    payment models

  • Reducing unnecessary ED visits and re-admissions: pipe dream or within our grasp?

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SAMPLE PRESENTATIONS.

 

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