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Institute for Health Improvement Course: Achieving Breakthrough Quality, Access and Affordability

After completing this course (3 modules), you will be able to:

  1. Explain why system complexity requires us to take a methodical approach to system design, operation, and improvement.
  2. Explain how the absence of this methodical approach will cause complex systems to fail predictably.
  3. Propose specific applications of this methodical approach to the design, operation, and improvement of health care.

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The High Value Care Curriculum (HVC)

This curriculum has been jointly developed by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) in an effort to train physicians to be good stewards of limited healthcare resources. The curriculum can be completed in 6 hours and includes audio/video content.

Six Curriculum Topics:

  1.  Eliminating Healthcare Waste and Over-ordering of Tests
  2. Healthcare Costs and Payment Models
  3. Utilizing Biostatistics in Diagnosis, Screening and Prevention
  4. High Value Medication Prescribing
  5. Overcoming Barriers to High Value Care
  6. High Value Quality Improvement

Program Director’s Toolbox:

This toolbox includes a retrospective pre-post survey that you can give to your residents after completing the six hour curriculum to measure its effectiveness. In addition, tools to help faculty and program directors assess resident competence in high value care milestones are provided. Examples include a high value care educational prescription, framework for resident audit and feedback in high value care, and a sample evaluation form that includes NAS milestones specific for high value care.

Cost-Effective Care and Patient Advocacy- Meeting This Challenging Milestone

y Mary McLennan & Gregory Ward

This powerpoint PDF (45 slides) from St. Louis University aims to accomplish the following objectives:

  • A framework in which to objectively evaluate Milestone SB-2: Cost-Effective Care and Patient Advocacy
  • An example of how to adapt current institutional practices to the Milestone

Evaluation Process:

The ability to educate residents on how to evaluate clinical outcomes in respect to healthcare costs

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation