Smarter Care Connections

Smarter Care Connections is a podcast produced by the Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VCHI). Smarter Care connections features conversations with faculty from the Smarter Care Virginia low-value health care reduction initiative, as well as other thought leaders and partners of VCHI.

These conversations are intended to be informative and easily digestible by health care professionals and policymakers interested in improving healthcare value.

Episode 12: Getting serious about reducing low-value care: Addressing health system culture and cascades

In this episode, Smarter Care Virginia lead evaluator Dr. John Mafi chats with colleague and fellow low-value care crusader, Dr. Ishani Ganguli on her research around low-value care cascades and reducing low-value care at the health system level. The two discuss the importance of clinician feedback; communication strategies to reduce low-value care; how local health system culture can sink low-value care reduction efforts; and the importance of considering the harmful care cascades that can result from even one low-value health service.

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Episode 8: Clinical Leader Profile – How Virginia Care Partners is delivering value with the right incentives and a data-friendly culture

Summary: In this episode, Smarter Care Virginia team member Steve Horan, PhD, CEO of Community Health Solutions, chats with Gerard Filicko, . Gerard is the lead for VCP’s Smarter Care Virginia work. Gerard shares how VCP’s culture and ongoing improvement efforts have helped them get off to a good start.  Additionally, Steve and Gerard discuss

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