On this episode of Smarter Care Connections, Steve Horan, PhD, CEO of Community Health Solutions and member of the Smarter Care Virginia evaluation team is back to interview John Mafi, MD and Michelle Rockwell, PhD on their research on the impact the COVID 19 pandemic had on both low and high value care.
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.
In this episode, VCHI President & CEO, Beth Bortz talks to Nancy Giunto, executive director of the Washington Health Alliance about the approach they have taken to report on and improve health value in Washington state.
Episode 10: Clinical Leader Profile – Carilion Clinic’s crusade to tackle low-value pre-operative testing
In this episode, Smarter Care Virginia team member Steve Horan, PhD, CEO of Community Health Solutions, chats with Dr. T.A. Lucktong and Jane Colwell at Carilion Clinic about their approach to reducing low-value pre-0perative testing. They share detailed insights into what has and hasn’t worked for their team.
Episode 9: Clinical Leader Profile – Ballad Health is off to a strong start with PICC line reductions
In this episode, Smarter Care Virginia team member Steve Horan, PhD, CEO of Community Health Solutions, chats with members of Ballad Health’s Smarter Care leadership team about their great success so far in reducing PICC line insertion for late stage CKD patients.
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