Clinician Harnesses Technology to Improve Care and Increase Efficiency

Experience Sparks Innovation in Technology

While participating in the Clinician Leader Executive program, Nimita Varga, clinical services manager, Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services, discovered a way to potentially improve care and increase efficiency by harnessing technology to alert clinicians to patients’ lab results and status changes in real time. Varga’s project involved eliminating operational, bypass-related inefficiencies. “Bypass is when a patient’s plan of care is changed without the clinician’s knowledge,” says Varga.

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