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Using Evidence in a Time of Clinical Transformation

October 19, 2014

Listen_NowNOTE: Continuing Education credit is no longer available for this webinar.

The webinar was conducted in October 2014. Please note some content may be out of date.

Hospital and health system leaders operate in a changing healthcare environment. While guiding diverse medical staffs to deliver the highest quality care to patients, they must balance regulatory mandates with organizational demands to gain the most value from each healthcare dollar. Around the nation, physician leaders face common challenges as they strive to transform healthcare delivery, such as:

  • Successfully shifting from volume-based fee-for-service to value-based compensation arrangements while maintaining a fiscally viable healthcare delivery system and affiliated physician practices.
  • Incorporating evidence-based medicine decision support tools and approaches to drive improved clinical outcomes, patient safety, and quality while significantly reducing costs by focusing on clinical policies/clinical variation, best practices, supply chain, other quality initiatives, and care management/transitions of care approaches and programs.
  • Challenges and best practices in gaining clinician alignment to integrate evidence-based, population health approaches for clinical practices at hospitals, ambulatory care settings, and other community health venues.

To address these challenges, hospital leaders are looking for focused solutions and best practices that will enable their organizations to meet the triple aim of healthcare reform while continuing to deliver high-quality care to patients.

This webinar is designed to:

  • Summarize the challenges physician leaders face in their clinical-transformation efforts.
  • Review strategies that have the potential to improve the quality of care provided to patients and reduce out-of-control healthcare costs.
  • Discuss how the application of proven, evidence-based best practices can transform healthcare delivery and enable organizations to meet the triple aim of healthcare reform.
  • Encourage physicians to take leadership roles in changes affecting American healthcare delivery.

This webinar is designed for hospital and health system C-suite executives, current hospital leaders, and other healthcare providers aspiring to leadership roles within their organizations.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize issues of concern to physician leaders in the shift from volume-based to value-based care.
  2. Identify challenges that prevent hospitals and healthcare systems from achieving the triple aim of healthcare reform.
  3. Discuss strategies that will enable physician leaders to make real improvements in the outcomes and satisfaction of the patients served, to improve the overall health of the population, and do so in a way that makes wise use of the limited healthcare dollars available.

David Wade, MD, FACS
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Provider Services at Hayes, Inc.

  Dr. Wade served as the Chief Medical Officer of the FBI for six years, where he managed health system operations and developed healthcare policy. Prior to working for the FBI, Dave held numerous leadership positions within the Navy Medical Department, including successfully planning the merger of the National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda Naval Hospital) and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Richard Vath, MD, FCCP
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
President of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Clinical Network

  Dr. Vath became the first Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Our Lady of the Lake in 2006 and in 2008 was appointed as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer while continuing to lead the organization in continuous improvement in clinical quality and patient safety.