Wednesday, June 05, 2013

SAS/JMP Seminar on Predictive Modeling

I took one of the half-day freebie Seminiars from SAS on using JMP for Predictive Modeling and strongly recommend.  It's free, they buy you lunch, but mostly  you learn enough to get you really excited about the product.
So I ended up buying some books too.

Becker's: 5 Reasons Hospital ORs Score Low on Key Quality Measures

Via Becker's
The VBP Program tracks several measures from the Surgical Care Improvement Project. The program also incorporates patient satisfaction scores from the HCAHPS survey. Starting in fiscal year 2015, VBP will weave in several surgical complication measures, which are tracked by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.div>
VBP allready favors Medical Centers that can cherry pick their patients and disfavors disporportinate share Providers.  Adding NSQIP really aggrevates the destruction this "no child left behind" styled approach to reform will wrought on health care.

So pay attention to the advice in this article on improving your Surgical programs although it's going to be futile for many I think.