On March 28, the ABIM Foundation, Costs of Care and the Leapfrog Group announced winners of the Creating Value Challenge, a competition that builds on the Choosing Wisely campaign by recognizing innovative ideas and projects for teaching and implementing high-value health care.
Health care professionals from any discipline and level of training were invited to participate in the Challenge by submitting a project they had already implemented or an idea for a project they believed could have promise in delivering better care at a lower cost.
From the 83 submissions received, a panel of nationally recognized judges selected four winners, who will present their projects at the Association of American Medical Colleges Integrating Quality (AAMC IQ) meeting June 8–9, 2017, near Chicago.
Creating Value winners focused on implementing high-value care in clinical practice:
- Linking Quality and Costs – Team-based, Physician-led Care Redesign for Top 50 Medical Conditions using Value-Driven Outcomes: University of Utah Health Care
- Prevention Prescription: Rami Farraj, MD, Chairman of the Royal Health Awareness Society and an internist at the King Hussein Medical Center in Jordan
Teaching Value winners focused on improving medical education curricula around delivering high-value care:
- Radiology-TEACHES: (Technology Enhanced Appropriateness Criteria Home for Education Simulation): Baylor College of Medicine in partnership with the American College of Radiology and the National Decision Support Company
- Engaging students in Educational and Practice Transformation: High-Value and Person-Centered Care Taught Through Virtual Families: Eastern Virginia Medical School
The following health systems contributed five or more submissions to the Challenge:
- Crozer Chester Medical Center (Pennsylvania)
- Greenville Health System (South Carolina)
- Johns Hopkins
- Michigan Medicine
- University of Chicago
- University of Utah
- VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System