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 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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25 Jul Teaching Value in Health Care Learning Network Hangout with Dr. Robert Fogerty

Choosing Wisely Challenge winner Robert Fogerty, MD, assistant professor of medicine and academic hospitalist at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Fogerty will discuss “I-CARE” (Interactive Cost-Awareness Resident Exercise), which he created to engage faculty and trainees in a friendly competition to create effective, lower cost care plans.

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25 Jul Third Thursday Hangout with Dr. Daisy Smith

As part of the Teaching Value in Health Care Learning Network we are pleased to have Dr. Daisy Smith from ACP present on the ACP-AAIM curricula on High Value Care and other efforts led by the ACP to teach medical students, residents, faculty, and practicing physicians. We encourage community members to share their questions in advance or during the live presentation.

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25 Jul Teaching Value in Health Care – Third Thursday Hangout with Dr. Eileen Moser

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Eileen Moser about the SOAP-V framework. SOAP-V is a modified SOAP presentation that encourages students to consider high value care during patient care delivery. The SOAP-V model prompts students to consider: 1) Before choosing an intervention, have I considered whether the result would change management? 2) Have I incorporated the patient’s goals and values, and considered the potential harm of the intervention compared to alternatives? 3) What is the known and potential cost of the intervention, both immediate and downstream?

We encourage members of the community to post any questions for Dr. Moser in advance of the Hangout. Live Q&A will also be available, and a recording will be available immediately following the talk.

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25 Jul Teaching Value in Health Care Third Thursday Hangout

Join us for a discussion with Corinna Zygourakis about the OR SCORE project. It is well known that surgical costs are extremely high, but most surgeons have little knowledge of their operating room costs. The goal of OR SCORE (OR Surgical Cost Reduction Project) is to enable surgeons to practice cost-effective surgery by providing them with price transparency information about their surgical cases.

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25 Jul Teaching Value in Health Care – Third Thursday Hangout

Join us for a discussion with Martin Muntz about the Medical College of Wisconsin’s “High Value Care Officers.” Dr. Muntz and colleagues assigned third-year medical students on their internal medicine clerkship to roles as “High Value Care Officers.” The students were prepared using a series of short podcasts and an iPad-based Choosing Wisely checklist before being asked to initiate conversations with colleagues on opportunities for improvement.

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