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Richard L. Gilbert, MD, MBA, Returns to Harvard University's Quality Colloquium
Aug 25, 2010 (02:08 PM EDT)


CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard L. Gilbert, M.D., MBA, CEO of Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, presented at Harvard University's Ninth Annual Quality Colloquium last week. This was his third time presenting at the colloquium.

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Dr. Gilbert spoke on Pay for Performance, utilizing Southeast's Quantum Clinical Navigation System in his presentation entitled, "Of Course You Provide Great Care...Can You Prove It?" The Power of Data and IT in Incentivizing and Demonstrating Quality.

Quantum, a division of Southeast, is a web-based quality measurement system developed to measure patient satisfaction, operating room efficiency, practitioner performance and quality outcomes. It measures these items by recording a 50-point checklist of predefined indicators for every patient that enters the operating room. The system, which was developed by Southeast physicians, serves more than 100,000 patients every year.

"Our approach has reaped dividends in error reduction, optimized outcomes, decreased case delays and achieved outstanding patient satisfaction year after year," Dr. Gilbert added. "There will never be a straightforward, standard recipe for improving performance in any business application, but P4P is a powerful way to get started on a solution pathway."

The Healthcare Colloquium Conference Series addresses issues of healthcare policy and practice by offering executive courses at leading educational institutions. The 2010 Quality Colloquium addressed patient safety and quality in the light of major changes stemming from health reform. Learn more by at http://www.qualitycolloquium.com.

Dr. Gilbert earned a BA from Brandeis University, MD from UC San Francisco School of Medicine, and MBA from Duke University. He completed an anesthesiology residency at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital. Two fellowships, one in cardiovascular anesthesiology and the other in pain management, were also completed at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Gilbert is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management and is Chief, Department of Anesthesiology, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

ABOUT SOUTHEAST ANESTHESIOLOGY CONSULTANTS

Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants is a 90+ physician anesthesia and pain management practice serving more than 100,000 anesthesia and more than 45,000 pain management patients each year in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. On the web at www.seanesthesiology.com and www.quantumcns.com

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