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Course 1B: Value-Based Health Care Delivery (Modules 4-5)


About This Course

Course 1B examines what value-based health care delivery can look like in practice. The course contains two modules that cover the importance of working with teams to coordinate care around the needs of patients, including the description of two example delivery structures: Integrated Practice Units (IPUs) and Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs). Module 5 brings the concepts all together and shows real examples of how to put into practice the six guiding principles of value-based health care delivery.

MODULE 4: COORDINATING CARE FOR PATIENTS. Health care can be designed around team-based care coordinated around the needs of patients. This module describes how. It includes real-world descriptions of Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and Integrated Practice Units (IPUs), highlighting the early experience of designing and building the UT Health Austin Women’s Health clinic at Dell Medical School.

MODULE 5: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER: VALUE BASED HEALTH CARE DELIVERY. This module will bring together all of the concepts to show what is required to make value-based health care delivery a reality. Each component includes concrete examples to show how this work is already being implemented in practice.

Meet the Team

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Lead Author

Dr. Chris Moriates is the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. He is responsible for creating an innovative curriculum for value-based healthcare for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. Dr. Moriates co-authored the McGraw-Hill book, Understanding Value-based Healthcare, and contributes to national curricula on high-value care for trainees and frontline clinicians.

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Victoria Valencia is Assistant Professor of Medical Education at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. Her background is in public health and statistics. She is a data analyst and programmer and uses R to analyze and visualize complex data from clinical research databases and electronic health records to help answer questions around quality, value and appropriateness of care provided to patients. She has co-authored several articles that investigate ways to improve the value of care patients receive while in the hospital.

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In order to access the content of the this collection learners must first complete the Course 1B pre test included at the start of the course content. While the collections 1A, 1B, 2, and 3 are best taken in order, there is no requirement to do so.

CME Requirements

Collection Two: Value-Based Health Care Delivery: To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, you must complete the evaluation survey through Dell Medical School, which becomes available once you complete Modules 4 and 5. The estimated time to complete this module is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.