Saturday, January 18, 2014

CIR conference today: How to Provide Cost Conscious Care

There's a conference sponsored today by CIR (The Committee of interns and Residents) in New York City--bringing together medical educators and health economists to teach new doctors how to provide more cost effective care:

With health care spending soon to consume 20 percent of the GDP, this conference is meant to empower physicians-in-training to develop and execute high-value care projects in their hospitals and health systems, and equip medical practitioners with competencies to meet the challenges of a dynamic and rapidly changing healthcare delivery system.

You can join the conference live here. Here's the schedule:

9:30 AM Choosing Wisely, the Future of Professionalism
10:20 AM the Cost of Care Team gives an overview and gets us motivated
11:45 AM High Value Prescribing: GOTMeds?
1:15 PM How to Operationalize Value
2:15 PM Developing Specific Projects

There are other ways you can share your ideas, ask questions and participate. You can join the conversation by following on twitter at #QIIQ #teachingvalue #meded.

CIR has arranged quite a line-up of speakers:
  • Daniel Wolfson, MHSA, Executive Vice President of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. Previously, Mr. Wolfson served for nearly two decades as the founding president and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (formerly The HMO Group), the nation’s leading association of not-for-profit and provider-sponsored health plans. During his tenure, Mr. Wolfson earned national recognition for spearheading the development of the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS™), convening the RxHealthValue coalition to provide independent information on the pharmaceutical industry, and co-sponsoring with the American College of Physicians the journal Effective Clinical Practice.
  • Neel Shah, MD, MPP , Founder and Executive Director, Costs of Care and a Harvard-affiliated ob/gyn who delivers babies, provides primary care and performs surgery. His writing, research, and medical practice have focused on deflating medical bills by helping caregivers make high value clinical decisions.
  • Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, Director of Education, Costs of Care, Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment Innovation. Dr. Arora is an expert at using novel methods, such as video vignettes and social media to promote clinician awareness and behavior change. In 2012, she was selected as HealthLeaders Magazine’s one of 20 people who make healthcare better.
  • Christopher Moriates, MD, Associate Director of Education, Costs of Care. During residency training he co-designed and implemented a successful cost awareness curriculum for Internal Medicine residents, which has been highlighted in multiple publications including the New England Journal of Medicine. He also actively participates on the American College of Physicians’ (ACP) national High-Value, Cost-Conscious Care Curriculum committee.


Heather Appel said...

Thanks for sharing this! I had trouble with the live stream link. The correct one is

Paul Levy said...

Thanks, Heather. I've fixed it.