Winning Ideas and Innovations Announced: Teaching and Creating Value in Health Care to Reduce Waste and Improve Outcomes
March 28, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsMarch 28, 2017 - PHILADELPHIA – Today the ABIM Foundation, Costs of Care, and the Leapfrog Group announce winners of the Creating Value Challenge, a competition aimed at recognizing innovative ideas and projects for teaching and implementing high-value health care among collaborative teams of clinicians, educators, quality improvement specialists, and health system administrators.
From the 83 submissions received, a panel of nationally recognized judges selected four winners:
Creating Value winners focused on implementing high-value care in clinical practice:
Teaching Value winners focused on improving medical education curricula around delivering high-value care:
"For the third year in a row we challenged American health care workers to create and teach new ways of providing better care at lower cost," said Neel Shah, MD, Founder and Executive Director of Costs of Care. "This year's submissions represent the depth of the challenges we face, as well as the scope of what is possible when the ingenuity and dedication of those on the frontlines of healthcare delivery are brought to the fore."
Leah Binder, CEO of The Leapfrog Group, offered a special congratulations to health systems that contributed five or more submissions to the Challenge. "Just as we recognize health systems that excel, we also were gratified to see organizations that appear to be on a tireless journey of improvement, with one project after another leading them to even greater achievements in quality and efficiency," Ms. Binder said.
The institutions in alphabetical order were:
"Congratulations to the Creating Value Challenge winners, and thank you to all who entered for aspiring to making health care better and inspiring us with your ideas," said Richard J. Baron, MD, President and CEO of the ABIM Foundation. "It is incumbent upon us as clinicians to provide the best possible care to our patients, and sometimes that means we stop doing the things we know won't help them get better. The winning projects are outstanding examples of how we can improve the way we teach and practice medicine so that doing the right thing becomes the easy thing."
A panel of national health care leaders served as judges for this year's Creating Value Challenge:
The Creating Value Challenge builds on the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely® campaign, a national effort in partnership with Consumer Reports that encourages clinicians and patients to have conversations about avoiding unnecessary tests and treatments. Health care professionals from any discipline and level of training were invited to participate in the Creating Value Challenge and submit short abstracts that described either a project they had already implemented or an idea for a project they believe could have promise in delivering better care at a lower cost. Winners will be recognized and present their projects at the Association of American Medical Colleges Integrating Quality (AAMC IQ) meeting June 8–9, 2017 near Chicago.
About the ABIM Foundation
The mission of the ABIM Foundation is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system. We achieve this by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policy makers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice. To learn more about the ABIM Foundation, visit www.abimfoundation.org, connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
About Costs of Care
Costs of Care is a nonprofit organization that curates insights from the frontlines of health care to help delivery systems provide better care at lower cost. Connect at www.CostsOfCare.org or follow us on Twitter @CostsofCare.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.