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 Stacy Frick – Ann Arbor VA

Check out this great Teaching Value conversation hosted by September Wallingford, MSN, RN of Costs of Care featuring Stacy Frick, MSN, RN, CNL from the Ann Arbor VA discussing the impact of interdisciplinary teams on value care improvement.

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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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