Health care organizations often collect dark data — unstructured, untapped information yet to be analyzed. Essential hospital Carilion Clinic, in Roanoke, Va., sought to eliminate the dark aspect of critical health care data by confronting challenges, such as overabundant data sources, variable definitions, and data too complex to put into action.
Committed to driving improvement, Carilion developed the Quality Performance Indicator Database (QPID) to ingest data from multiple sources and standardize data analysis and presentation. The tool’s automated updates are accessible throughout the organization.
Participants heard Carilion patient safety leaders share how the QPID has empowered them to reduce hospital complications and set priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. They learned how their hospital can leverage and share data to reduce preventable patient harm.
Jonathan Gleason, MD
Vice President, Clinical Advancement and Patient Safety