Evidence-Based Guidance Consulting

Clinical standardization brings with it one of the biggest opportunities for cost containment in the hospital, making it a top priority among many health care leaders. To achieve a uniformly high standard of care, hospitals need to invest in guidance that informs the decisions made by individual physicians, for individual patients, at the point of care—and the EHR is a prime target.

How we help

Clinovations, a division of Advisory Board Consulting, offers a comprehensive solution inclusive of the services, content, and analytics needed for organizations to effectively leverage the full breadth of benefits evidence-based guidance can offer—from enhanced quality of care and outcomes, to heightened efficiency and provider satisfaction.

Q&A: John Kontor shares evidence-based guidance insights in Healthcare Informatics

Our approach

Our services are designed with partnership in mind, and we make it our mission to arm your team with the knowledge and skills needed to maintain results and continue making progress long after our exit. Our standard evidence-based guidance partnership typically includes:

  • Governance and operations assessment: We evaluate both the current-state evidence-based guidance library and the governance structure responsible for managing the evidance-based guidance environment. We identify where clinical content can be enhanced to align with health system guidelines, and where governance strategies can be strengthened or redesigned. Our final recommendations are actionable, focus on reducing alert fatigue, and support successful introduction of new content.
  • Evidence-based content selection: With a focus on improving care processes, outcomes, and costs, we work with the organization to “shop” from our curated library of evidence-based decision support rules, which are easily mapped to the organization’s EHR and integrated into the clinician workflow.
  • Implementation and sustainability support: Our technical team implements both decision support content and analysis capabilities with minimal support time from the organization’s technical staff. Once live, our change management and clinical subject matter experts analyze program performance and recommend strategies to maximize behavior change.

Our expert


John Kontor

John Kontor, MD
Executive Vice President

John leads EHR implementation, optimization, and population health and value-based care operations efforts. His unique perspective comes from his IDN experience in multiple executive roles, including Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), VP of Medical Affairs, and Medical Director of two employed physician networks. While CMIO, he led an Epic EHR implementation in 14 hospitals and in all of the health system’s ambulatory physician practices. John practiced Internal Medicine for 14 years, focusing on ambulatory chronic disease management and inpatient critical care. More



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