Enhancing Understanding of Surgical Outcomes Variation by Race/Ethnicity with Configo Health’s Opus

Overview of the Problem

The health equity gap is a pressing concern in pediatrics. Variations in surgical outcomes based on race or ethnicity can often be overlooked due to lack of granular and meaningful data. Understanding and addressing these disparities is paramount to delivering equitable care and improving patient outcomes.

The Role Opus Plays

Opus, Configo Health’s pediatric hospital benchmarking analytics platform, uniquely allows quality, safety, and equity leaders to delve into surgical outcomes variations by race or ethnicity. With a repository of over 14 million pediatric encounters, Opus provides a detailed picture of your hospital’s performance while benchmarking it against other children’s hospitals. This wealth of insights is readily integrated into your existing workflow.

Value Created by Opus

  • Cost Savings: Opus helps identify disparities that might lead to costly complications and readmissions, thus enabling more effective resource allocation.
  • Outcomes Improvement: Through understanding the racial/ethnic variation in surgical outcomes, hospitals can implement improvement strategies that benefit all patient groups.
  • U.S. News Performance: Performance in addressing health disparities can influence U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Compliance with health equity regulations is made easier with the granular, race/ethnicity-specific data that Opus provides.
  • Improved Reimbursement: Clear, data-driven narratives about the equitable care being provided can support negotiations with payers.

How to Use Opus to Solve this Problem

Opus Equity allows the grouping and filtering by physician specialties, making it easy to group patients and outcomes by single surgeons or services. Once grouped, reports are created showing benchmarked outcomes trended over time for different surgical specialties. In Opus Equity, these outcomes will be stratified by patient population demographics like race, ethnicity, gender and age. Reports can then be scheduled for regular distribution to surgical and administrative leaders.

Discover how Opus can assist you in understanding and addressing health equity in surgical outcomes. Together, we can drive towards a future where every child has an equal chance for the best health outcomes.

Surgery Equity Report