Corazon Peer Review includes an in-depth quality assessment of program cases by a Corazon physician advisor, ensuring Open, Objective, and Outcomes-driven input on clinical performance, while identifying any gaps or opportunities for improvement related to clinical best practice and elevating patient care. Our leading physician experts bring their real life, day-to-day expertise and detailed evaluation to cases. Corazon has been providing peer review and external quality feedback to programs for years to create top performing programs.
Benefits of Peer Review
A third party peer review avoids any potential conflicts among internal physicians, as well as any potential conflicts of interest. Corazon Medical Advisors are practicing physicians with specialized expertise in their fields and closely monitored quality outcomes. They are also well versed in communicating difficult messages peer-to-peer and providing valuable recommendations to advance program quality.
Ongoing peer review supports continuous quality improvement. The peer review process yields greater perspective on key performance metrics and can identify opportunities for improvement which go beyond registry data into technique and specific practice recommendations.
Hospitals most frequently request formal external peer review after an inciting incident or quality fallout. Instead, Corazon recommends a proactive approach so hospitals can be aware of patterns in the program’s practice before such issues arise.
Peer review provides an opportunity for education of both physicians and staff. The entire forum is built around communication, feedback, and education. This is also an opportunity for successful procedures to be highlighted to educate the entire team to promote consistent results.
The educational aspects allow for expanded feedback on specialized procedures. Additionally, Corazon Medical Advisors are able to provide proctoring or other training to assist with skills advancement with new or uncommon procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions: Peer Review
- Peer Review: A Strategic Choice for Continuous Quality Improvement
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Peer review, when considered as a strategic approach, provides an external opinion on the quality of care being provided by program physicians. The effort measures compliance with established best practices and guidelines, and engages physicians in continued quality improvement (CQI) by sharing valuable feedback. Peer review can also be used for reviewing positive outcomes as a means to promote successful decision making and expanding on methods that are working well for the facility. Peer review should be facilitated as a means of success, not just as a result of an event. Join Corazon’s experts to learn how to make a difference in the quality and efficiency of your care delivery!
As a new PCI program, our Cath lab management and Senior Leadership Team were very motivated to ensure our procedures met the highest quality standards and adhered to the guidelines set forth by accrediting bodies. Through Corazon’s Platinum Accreditation process, we were afforded access to quarterly peer review for our interventional procedures and this provided the link we needed to our in-house quality program. As a result of Corazon’s Peer Review, we fine-tuned our patient selection process for appropriateness and saw improvements in our documentation. We are very pleased to see these improvements in our PCI program as a result of Corazon’s quarterly peer review process and recognize that promoting best practice guidelines also positively impacts reimbursement.