I'm Dr. Simeon Schwartz. I'm the CEO of WESTMED Practice Partners, and the President and CEO WESTMED Medical Group.
WESTMED has a major commitment to improving the quality of healthcare, as well as decreasing variation. So we’re implementing an organization-wide process control solution, with the checklist being the centerpiece of that process. It would allow us to improve not only the quality but to decrease the variation and improve the outcomes of the very things we're trying to accomplish.
We see that the process control has now become increasingly important in the day-to-day aspects of clinical patient care. It's going to be our way of knowing that the patient got the right treatment, at the right time, at the right place, at the right price. There is no time that is inappropriate to put in a process control solution. As a matter of fact, the sooner you start, the sooner there will be dividend.