Minimize physician involvement in designing standards for routine care
Trying to gain wide physician participation in efforts to reduce care variation can backfire. They’re already busy. Instead, leading systems allow physicians different ways to get involved, particularly based on the complexity of the care variation being addressed. Using IT to enable this can help give physicians this capability to participate as needed. For example, at Banner Health, clinical consensus groups, which focus on condition-specific care, are staffed with professionally trained program managers to allow physicians, as well as other clinicians, to work at the top of their license, Advisory Board notes.