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Course 3: Improving Value in Systems (Modules 8-10)


About This Course

This final course tackles how to create programs that will improve value in complex health care systems and includes three modules 8, 9, and 10. This course covers how culture influences the delivery of health care value and introduces strategies to catalyze local culture change, along with proven improvement methods. We also review value-based payment models and strategies for controlling cost as components that can support the delivery of value-based health care.

MODULE 8: CREATING A HIGH-VALUE CARE CULTURE. This module describes the profound impact of local organizational culture on health care delivery practices and attitudes, and how you can contribute to creating a culture that promotes high-value care.

MODULE 9: SHIFTING PAYMENTS FROM VOLUME TO VALUE. Expanding upon the basic health care cost and accounting terms from module 3 (Understanding Costs in Health Care), this module explores the array of potential payment models, from fee-for-service to episode-based bundled payments and global budgets, and how each may contribute to (or inhibit) value-based health care delivery.

MODULE 10: LEADING VALUE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS ON THE FRONTLINES. This module tackles how to make actual change in the day-to-day delivery of health care. We introduce improvement methodologies and processes for change implementation to help you analyze, plan, implement, and measure proposed improvements. You will be taken through each part of the process and provided with tools that you can carry into your own organization to promote real change.

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 Four: Improving Value in Systems: 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 8, 9, and 10. The estimated time to complete this module is 3 hours.

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 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.