Learning Network


Costs of Care and the ABIM Foundation launched the Teaching Value in Healthcare Learning Network in March 2015.

The Learning Network serves hundreds of educators and health systems directors and connects them to leaders in the field who share practical advice about how to develop engaging curriculum and health systems innovations.

Our goal is to openly discuss ways to get started, implement, and sustain feasible innovations at your institution or organization.



25 Jul Teaching Value Chat with Jed Gonzalo

In this Teaching Value in Healthcare chat, Reshma Gupta, MD, Director of the Learning Network talks with Jed Gonzalo, MD, MSc, assistant professor at Penn State University College of Medicine about a value-added medical education program that he developed at Penn State. As part of this program, first-year medical students are embedded in health care systems and serve as patient navigators with a goal of 1) actively participating in medicine instead of observing; 2) gaining experience as part of an interprofessional health care team within in a community of practice; and 3) interacting with patients.

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25 Jul Teaching Value in Healthcare Hangout with Drs. Brown and O’Malley

Dr. Vineet Arora hosts this Teaching Value in Health Care Hangout with Drs. Cheryl O’Malley and Steve Brown from Banner Health. Banner has incorporated high-value care into its major strategic objectives, including creation of a local Choosing Wisely® competition. Through this effort they engaged residents and fellows to develop innovations to reduce unnecessary testing and promote evidence-based care. A winning team worked to improve adherence of lung protective ventilation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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25 Jul Teaching Value in Healthcare Hangout with Dr. Wade Iams

In this Teaching Value in Healthcare Hangout, Dr. Neel Shah interviews Dr. Wade Iams, who co-led Vanderbilt’s efforts to drive cultural change in promoting value through a challenge aimed at reducing unnecessary lab orders. The challenge is structured as a friendly, team-based competition between inpatient internal medicine resident teams. While the competition aspect may serve as a motivational tool, the true aim is to improve patient care and satisfaction.

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25 Jul Teaching Value in Healthcare Hangout with Bindu Swaroop

In this Hangout Dr. Swaroop discusses the novel longitudinal “Business of Medicine” curriculum she developed to increase cost-awareness among trainees as part of the internal medicine residency training program at University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. New Teaching Value videos and podcasts of the conversations are posted on the Third Thursday of each month at bit.ly/teachingvaluenetwork.

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