Session ID: 

Clinical Optimization: One Approach to Integration

8:30am - 9:30am Thursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Unnecessary variation in healthcare is not a new issue. Scholarly articles point to efforts to try and reduce clinical variation as early as 1964, over fifty years ago. However, despite the half century that has gone by between then and now, variations in healthcare delivery and clinical outcomes remain apt for analysis and improvement. In an age where innovative approaches are vital to minimize variation and improve the care delivery process, Rochester Regional Health has been able produce positive clinical and financial outcomes. This session dives into how to reduce care variation, improve clinical outcomes and lower overall costs by implementing a simple, yet effective, clinical optimization strategy.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe an enterprise-wide approach to use clinical analytics to drive performance improvement
  • Describe a sustainable process to support clinical performance improvement projects
  • Discuss a methodology focused on understanding variations of care to drive clinical integration and improve clinical outcomes
  • List examples on how disparate clinical teams came together to establish standards of care
  • Describe how business intelligence, informatics, project management and clinical operations come together as multi-disciplinary teams to evaluate data, redesign process, and implement change


Associate Director,
Rochester Regional Health
Vice President, Integration,
Rochester Regional Health


Clinical Informaticists
Healthcare Financial Professionals
Physician, CMO, CMIO