Michael Tchou, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus and Digital Media Director at the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network. He completed a pediatric hospital medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s and also graduated from the Quality Scholars Program in Healthcare Transformation through the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence. Dr. Tchou has an interest in studying the topic of high-value care, i.e. the ways we can improve the quality of healthcare while maintaining or reducing overall health systems costs. His current research is focused on understanding the overuse of medical resources related to diagnostic testing and identifying best practices and conceptual frameworks for value improvement projects.
Dr. Tchou's PEDSnet project is titled, "Reducing overuse of high-frequency, low-value diagnostic testing in children's hospitals", this project will be explored through the following aims:
- Understand clinical decision-making factors providers consider and barriers and contextual factors that may affect effectiveness/potential for reductions in repeated routine testing at two clinical sites
- Develop mitigation strategies (or interventions) to implementation barriers identified in Aim 1 through a consensus process with experts in the field
- Understand provider perspectives around risk tolerance and the impact on provider utilization of repeated electrolyte testing across 6 sites via replicating a previously utilized survey