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Physicians Come Together to Improve Patient Care


Brad Rosen, MD, (center, standing) discusses efforts to support Cedar-Sinai's new flow initiative.

In support of Cedars-Sinai’s new flow initiative, led by Jeff Smith, MD, executive vice president of Hospital Operations and chief operating officer, on Feb. 26 Clement C. Yang, MD, chief of staff, and Bradley Rosen, MD, vice president for Physician Alignment, convened a special engagement with some of the highest volume medicine attendings at Cedars-Sinai to participate in a data-driven discussion.

This group, named the "Physician Best Practice Team", is comprised of more than 40 physicians, and includes the highest volume internists in private practice at Cedars-Sinai, representatives from the four major hospitalist groups (ISP, Genesis, Platinum and the GIM faculty), and internal medicine residents.

Two important questions were introduced to the physicians during the Feb. 26 gathering:

1. When it comes to moving discharges to earlier in the day, how might we achieve this?
2. What can Cedars-Sinai do to support you in achieving these efforts?

The meeting generated plenty of insight, feedback and sharing. There is already work underway to implement changes based on the robust discussion.

These providers will continue to meet on a regular basis to explore best practices that will improve patient care, including discussion topics on flow, communication, clinical efficiency and affordability.