Research and educational publication reference library.

Understanding Value Based Healthcare by Christopher Moriates, Vineet Arora and Neel Shah

Learn about the exemplary value-driven outcomes model established by Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, MBA and others at the University of Utah: Implementation of a Value-Driven Outcomes Program to Identify High Variability in Clinical Costs and Outcomes and Association With Reduced Cost and Improved Quality

pillars WEBINARS

Monthly conference calls feature educational presentations by faculty from different institutions, to guide implementation of value improvement projects. The schedule for 2017 includes:

  • May 17: Cardiac biomarker testing (troponin & CK-MB) for suspected ACS – Jeff Trost, MD
  • June 21: Transfusions (trigger & number of units) – Transfusion Guide Team
  • July 19: C Difficile (avoiding over-testing & over-treating) – C Difficile Guide Team
  • August 16: Preoperative testing – Carol Peden, MB ChB, MD, MPH
  • September 20: High value body CT for the ordering provider: patient and protocol selection – Pamela Johnson, MD
  • October 18: Achieving perfect practice for VTE thromboprophylaxis – Brandyn Lau, MPH
  • November 15: A strategic plan to improve imaging appropriateness – HVPAA Radiology Collaborative
  • December: no call over the holidays




Value Conversation Modules by Costs of Care. Provide CME credit!


Discovering Value-Based Health Care: Interactive Learning Modules from Chris Moriates, Associate Dean for Healthcare Value, Dell Medical School


Online high value modules by American College of Physicians:


One-Minute Guides (OMG), a series of educational summaries from Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine High Value Care Committee





As stated on their website, the American College of Medical Quality’s mission is to provide leadership and education in healthcare quality management. Visit their website to learn about educational resources and programs for medical personnel interested in quality:

  • Webinars:
  • Annual conference:


     EQUIP: Excellence in QI certificate program

University of Toronto is offering an Excellence in Quality Improvement Certificate Program (EQUIP) for trainees and faculty interested in an advanced QI training course with a focus on an academic QI career pathVisit their website for more information: