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:
Shayne York is a Quality Program Assistant in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics. He has completed graduate studies in exercise physiology and biomechanics and has presented research at national and international conferences.
Lauren Heylmun, BS
Quality Program Assistant
Lauren Heylmun graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. She supports the patient-reported outcomes program for the University of Colorado’s Department of Orthopedics South Denver Metro locations. Her goal is to improve the patient experience by providing the opportunity for them to review their progress through an objective lens. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, running, yoga, and walking her dog.
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 by five of our adult clinical sub-specialties.
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.