Quantify the success of healthcare processes, outcomes, patient care, and more
“As our patient population continues to grow, we must ensure that we maintain our standard of excellence throughout the practice,” said Kenneth Hunt, MD, vice president of quality, patient safety, and outcomes in orthopedics.
According to CMS.gov, "Quality measures are tools that help us measure or quantify healthcare processes, outcomes, patient perceptions, and organizational structure and/or systems that are associated with the ability to provide high-quality health care and/or that relate to one or more quality goals for health care. These goals include effective, safe, efficient, patient-centered, equitable, and timely care."
Through leveraging the data collected through PatientIQ we are able to:
Venkatesh graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Master’s degree in Information Systems. He is the Quality Program Manager overseeing the quality program in the department of Orthopedics. Venkatesh’s goal is to improve the quality program in the department by bettering customer experience, automating data analytics, and raising compliance. Away from work, he is a sports enthusiast. He loves to watch and play cricket, soccer, volleyball, and FIFA in his PS5.
Sam Bereny graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In addition to working with the Hand/Wrist Research Team, Sam also supports the patient-reported outcomes initiative at the University of Colorado’s
Department of Orthopedics – Steadman Hawkins Clinic.
Brinnlie graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She supports the University of Colorado’s Department of Orthopedics quality
program at multiple locations. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, surfing, attending sporting events, and traveling.
The Department of Orthopedics recently contracted with Chicago-based PatientIQ, a leader in secure delivery and measurement of patient-reported outcomes, to initiate the collection and analysis of outcomes from patients receiving care from five of our adult clinical sub-specialities.
U-COSMOS (University of Colorado Surgical Monitoring and Outcomes System) is a consortium of outcomes-focused providers from all sub-specialties within the Department of Orthopedics. Check here periodically for recent U-COSMOS publications.
University of Colorado Medicine (CU Medicine), the region’s largest and most comprehensive multi-specialty physician group practice, has expanded its partnership with PatientIQ to prioritize quality improvement across multiple clinical specialties. With more than 3,500 physicians and advance practice providers, CU Medicine first partnered with PatientIQ in 2019 to collect and measure patient-reported outcomes specific to its orthopedic practice. Today, CU Medicine utilizes the PatientIQ platform to leverage outcomes data within its integrated spine center, orthopedics, sports medicine, plastic surgery, and physical and occupational therapy. The expansion enables CU Medicine to comprehensively measure the quality of its clinical care.Read more
The PatientIQ program at UCHealth uses patient reported outcomes to assess treatment success.
Growing up outside Cleveland in the 1970s, Randy Voss spent plenty of time playing competitive sports on the football field and basketball court. He endured plenty of nicks and dings as a result, and often hobbled about on crutches, both during and after high school. His ankles took the most abuse. “I had a lot of sprains,” he said, adding that he simply pushed through them. There wasn’t much in the way of sophisticated medical care, and slow healing wasn’t his goal anyway. “You just tried to get back on the field as soon as you could,” Voss said.