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Choosing Wisely: When to Question Tests, Procedures or Treatment for Pediatric Surgery

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as part of the national Choosing Wisely® campaign, has developed a new list of medical tests, treatments and procedures that may be over-utilized and not necessary in many cases — this time focusing on pediatric surgery. Choosing Wisely, an evidence-based resource to avoid unnecessary care, provides recommendations about situations in which… Read more »

October 2019 Learning Network Resources

Upcoming Webinars and Discussions Tuesday, November 19 at 4:00PM EST Join our Choosing Wisely Learning Network webinar for a discussion of opioid education and outreach with speaker Stevie Sy, Pharm D from Mountain Pacific Quality Health. Watch a recording of this webinar. New Resources Communicating About Overuse with Vulnerable Populations  Blogs, Issue Briefs, Opinion Pieces and More…… Read more »

September 2019 Learning Network Resources

Upcoming Webinars and Discussions Tuesday, October 15 at 4:00PM EST Join us for the Choosing Wisely Learning Network webinar series, “Supporting Clinical Decision Making,” with speaker Tim Hannon from Healthcare Forward. Watch a recording of the webinar. Blogs, Issue Briefs, Opinion Pieces and More… Technology gives labs a hand with utilization management. Labpulse. September 2019 “Lab testing is notoriously prone to… Read more »

August 2019 Learning Network Resources

Upcoming Webinars and Discussions Tuesday, September 17 at 4:00PM EST Join us for the Choosing Wisely Learning Network webinar series, “What Patients Want: A Case Study and Implementation Ideas,” with speakers Kristen Jenks and Randi Oster from Help Me Health. Engaging patients in care decisions is enhanced if all healthcare professionals have a robust understanding of what… Read more »

July 2019 Learning Network Resources

Upcoming Webinars and Discussions Tuesday, August 20 at 4:00 PM ESTJoin us for the Choosing Wisely Learning Network webinar, “Promoting value based health care education through STARS and UNITE” with speaker Dr. Christopher Moriates from UT Austin’s Dell Medical School. Watch a recording of this Webinar. Blogs, Issue Briefs, Opinion Pieces and More… Can Some… Read more »

June 2019 Learning Network Resources

Upcoming Webinars and Discussions Tuesday, July 16 at 4:00 PM ESTJoin us for the Choosing Wisely Learning Network webinar, “Right Question, Wrong Person.” Speakers Dr. Susan Perez and Beccah Rothschild will discuss the new “Facilitate Cost-of-Care Questions in Health Systems” toolkit and the survey research on which it is based. Watch a recording of this… Read more »

New Choosing Wisely Recommendations From AAPCOID and PIDS

The American Academy of Pediatrics – Committee on Infectious Diseases and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society released recommendations to protect hospitalized children from the effects of antibiotic resistance.

AOTA Offers Choosing Wisely List of Practices to Question

In its continuing mission to help occupational therapy practitioners provide the highest quality care to clients, the American Occupational Therapy Association announces its recommendations for quality, evidence-based occupational therapy services.