The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Clinical Care Guideline (CCG) Program aims to promote evidence-based clinical decisionmaking, reduce unwarranted variation and improve patient outcomes. Formal quality improvement methodologies, specifically the DMAIC approach, serve as the anchor to our CCG work. Get more information on the design of the program here.
At the heart of each CCG implementation is an interdisciplinary team that identifies the best practices to be implemented, conducts a formal barrier assessment, and engages in data-driven tests of change. While gathering evidence and building a team is sufficient for some types of improvement efforts, our CCG teams pride themselves on going further and hardwiring evidence-based practices into clinical workflows.
Fostering sustained improvement and spreading change is not a one-size fits all approach. Each microsystem must carefully be examined and improvements must be tailored to fit unique cultures, workflows and patient populations. We also recognize and respect that each patient is unique and requires individualized care; while most patients will meet criteria for the guidelines we have designed, some will not. View our comprehensive disclaimer statement.
Our care algorithms serve as the foundation for the multiple components included in full CCG implementation.