65% of Physician Members Report Increased Confidence and Better Outcomes After Engaging in Expert-Led Presentations
July 8, 2015 — Waltham, MA — Quantia, Inc. (Quantia), the Physician Engagement Platform, today announced key findings from the second in a series of reports on the impact of QuantiaMD on patient care. This Quantia Impact Report found that on average, 65 percent of physicians have implemented better patient safety practices after participating in expert-led presentations within Quantia’s web and mobile physician community, QuantiaMD.
These results suggest that when relevant clinical content is delivered by trusted experts in a convenient online format, physicians change the way they think about and practice medicine, which may lead to improved quality of life for millions of patients and significant cost savings for the health systems that serve them.
The report is based on a panel of physicians who had interacted with specific, expert-led presentations on QuantiaMD on the topics of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)-related deep vein thrombosis (DVT), PICC Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI), and sepsis within the past 30 to 90 days, and had since cared for patients at risk for these conditions. Below is an overview of the survey results:
PICC-related DVT survey results (n=431), based on QuantiaMD presentation “Common and Costly PICC-related DVTs,” delivered by Dr. Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc, University of Michigan:
- 59% of respondents reported the presentation influenced how they manage the use of PICCs to reduce deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
PICC line-associated bloodstream infection survey results (n=474), based on QuantiaMD presentation “Reducing Risk of PICC-Associated Bloodstream Infection,” also presented by Dr. Chopra:
- 55% of respondents reported the presentation influenced how they manage the use of PICCs to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
Sepsis management survey results (n=409), based on QuantiaMD presentation “Sepsis: A Review and Update,” delivered by Margaret Johnson, MD, Mayo Clinic Florida:
- 81% of respondents reported that the presentation influenced how they diagnose and manage sepsis in patient care, of those respondents, 92% say they have adopted at least one of the key recommendations from the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines presented and 72% believe they may have prevented a sepsis patient death using the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines presented
The three examples above represent millions of dollars ($20 million to $30 million, conservatively speaking) in annual costs savings for a health system of 3,000 providers serving one million patients. Such savings could be realized if the same proportion of physicians in that sample system reported a similar level of influence as our survey respondents.
“In an effort to reduce costs and improve outcomes, health systems are making clinicians more accountable for infection control rates and other patient safety measures. In fact, 40% of our surveyed physicians say they have access to infection control data and/or reports from their health system’s analytic system, and are expected to act on this information as it relates to their practice,” said Dan Malloy, Executive Vice President of Quantia. “Health systems are finding that our platform helps them better engage their physicians on the topics that drive these patient safety measures through concise, expert-led interactive presentations—all within a community that physicians already value and trust.”
Quantia’s Physician Engagement Platform enables health systems and life sciences companies to deliver their own content– such as evidence-based guidelines, disease state education, and more—to their target physicians as they participate within the QuantiaMD community. The platform also offers leadership a window into physicians’ attitudes and behaviors on these topics, leveraging built-in polls and surveys, to help gain physician buy-in on key organizational initiatives and drive change.
Download the complete report at http://info.quantia-inc.com/scope.
About Quantia, Inc.
Quantia is on a mission to nurture the wisdom of the physician community – and tap into it to deliver better care. Every day, our membership of over 225,000 physicians (about 1 in 3 nationwide) visits the award-winning web and mobile community QuantiaMD to learn from top experts and collaborate on a wide range of topics. Our blend of expert-led content, gamification, and social framework creates an environment physicians want to explore, serving up high quality interactions that inspire change. Health systems and life sciences organizations use this platform to boost engagement among physicians, improving performance and delivering higher quality, more consistent care. Learn more at www.quantia-inc.com.