Episode 6: Clinical Leader Profile: Digging into the data with Sentara Quality Care Network

Summary: This is the first episode in a series of profiles featuring our Smarter Care Virginia clinical leaders. In this episode, Smarter Care Virginia team member Steve Horan, PhD, CEO of Community Health Solutions, chats with Dr. Moss Mendelson (Sentara Quality Care Network) and Kyle Russell (Virginia Health Information).  Dr. Mendelson and Kyle share how […]

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Episode 5: Health plan actions to address low-value care

In this episode VCHI President & CEO, Beth Bortz talks with her fellow National Task Force on Low-Value Care member, Dr. John Keats. Dr. Keats and Beth discuss the role health plans can play in reducing low-value care. Dr. Keats shares how Cigna has led in this work through a number of initiatives, including policy changes around Vitamin D screening.

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Episode 4: How the Commonwealth is prioritizing the reduction of low-value care

Summary: In this episode, VCHI’s President & CEO Beth Bortz chats with Secretary Daniel Carey, MD about how the commonwealth is prioritizing the reduction of low-value health services. Secretary Carey is currently a Vice Chair of VCHI’s board and is co-chair of the Smarter Care Virginia Employer Task Force. Our Guest: Secretary Daniel Carey, MD […]

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Episode 2: Influencing clinicians to change their behavior around low-value health services

Summary: In this episode, Smarter Care Virginia lead evaluator, Dr. John Mafi speaks with SCV faculty member, Dr. Howard Beckman about the best communication strategies to utilize in order to influence clinicians to change their behavior around low-value health services.   Our Guests: John N. Mafi, MD, MPH is an assistant professor of medicine in the […]

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Episode 1: Opportunities to realign healthcare spending around value during the COVID 19 pandemic and beyond

In this episode, Smarter Care Virginia team member Steve Horan, PhD, CEO of Community Health Solutions, chats with Dr. Fendrick about the opportunities to realign healthcare spending around value during the COVID 19 pandemic and beyond.

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