Performance Improvement

Forthman, M.T., Wooster, L.D., Hill, W.C., Homa-Lowry, J.M. & DesHarnais, S.D. “Insights into Successful Change Management: Empirically-Supported Techniques for Improving Medical Practice Patterns.” American Journal of Medical Quality, Volume 18, No. 5, Sept./Oct. 2003, pp. 181-189.  View Publication in PDF Format.
Wooster, L.D. & Forthman, M.T. “Clinical Improvement: Commentary on Developing Healthy Physician-Hospital Relationships.” Managed Care Quarterly, Volume 5, No.1, Winter 1997, pp. 83-85.  View Publication in PDF Format.
Wooster, L.D. & Forthman, M.T. “Establishing a Proper Perspective on Clinical Pathways Before Implementing a Clinical Improvement Program.” Best Practices and Benchmarking in Healthcare, Volume 1, No. 2, March/April 1996, pp. 84-88.
Dove, H. & Forthman, T. “Helping Financial Analysts Communicate Variance Analysis.” Healthcare Financial Management, April 1995, pp. 52-54.
Clare, M., Sargent, D., Moxley, R. & Forthman, T. “Reducing Health Care Delivery Costs Using Clinical Pathways: A Case Study on Improving Hospital Profitability.” Journal of Health Care Finance, Volume 21, No. 3, Spring 1995, pp. 48-58.
 

Clinical Adjustment Methods

Forthman, M.T., Dove, H.G., Forthman, C.L., & Henderson, R.D. “Beyond Severity of Illness: Evaluating Differences in Patient Intensity and Complexity for Valid Assessment of Medical Practice Pattern Variation.” Managed Care Quarterly, Volume 13, No. 4, Fall 2005, pp. 9-17.  View Publication in PDF Format.
Leary, R.S., Johantgen, M.E., Farley, D., Forthman, M.T., & Wooster, L.D. “All Payer Severity-Adjusted DRGs: A Uniform Method to Severity-Adjust Discharge Data.” Topics in Health Information Management, Volume 17, No. 3, Winter 1997, pp. 60-71.  View Publication in PDF Format.
Forthman, M.T., Dove, H.G. & Wooster, L.D. “Episode Treatment Groups (ETGs): A Patient Classification System for Measuring Outcomes Performance by Episode of Illness.” Topics in Health Information Management, Volume 28, No. 1, Fall 2000, pp. 51-61.  View Publication in PDF Format.
 

Risk Adjustment Methods

Forthman, M.T., Gold, R.S., Dove, H.G. & Henderson, R.D. “Risk-Adjusted Indices for Measuring the Quality of Inpatient Care.” Quality Management in Health Care, Volume 19, No 3, Summer 2010, pp. 265-277.  View Publication in PDF Format.
DesHarnais, S.I., Forthman, M.T., Homa-Lowry, J.M. & Wooster, L.D. “Risk-Adjusted Clinical Quality Indicators: Indices for Measuring and Monitoring Rates of Mortality, Complications, and Readmissions.” Quality Management in Health Care, Volume 9, No. 1, Fall 2000, pp. 14-22.
DesHarnais, S. I., Forthman, M.T., Homa-Lowry, J.M. & Wooster, L.D. “Risk-Adjusted Quality Outcome Measures: Indexes for Benchmarking Rates of Mortality, Complications, and Readmissions.” Quality Management in Health Care, Volume 5, No. 2, Winter 1997, pp. 80-87.
DesHarnais, S. I., Forthman, M.T., Homa-Lowry, J.M. & Wooster, L.D. “How to Use Risk-Adjusted Quality Indicators to Assess Hospitals.” QRC Advisor, Volume 13, No. 5, March 1997.
 

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