On November 17, Dr. Suchita Shah Sata, Duke Hospitalist and assistant professor of medicine (general internal medicine), gave an invited presentation for the High-Value Care STARS program as part of their speaker series on fundamentals of high-value care.
The STARS program is a curriculum offered nationwide to medical schools and is jointly supported by Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, and the Costs of Care Foundation.
Sata tells us her presentation "followed a roadmap of building on a foundation of guidelines and education, incorporating behavior change strategies and system-level fixes." She reviewed ongoing work in an effort to align financial incentives and culminate in the goal of culture change.
Her challenge was to teach learners what solutions to medical inefficiencies are possible. She supported this approach with a review of the published literature on interventions to reduce waste in healthcare. She tells us this required a step back to look at the fundamental quality improvement processes necessary.
"Teaching learners about how to adopt a high value care mindset is a particular interest of mine, in addition to working with our health system to reduce waste."
Suchita Sata, MD, FACP, SFHM
The talk is archived on the Costs of Care website. Congratulations, Dr. Sata, on the recognition of your clinician-educator expertise on this important topic of high-value care!