Health Care Value SIG

View the recording of our most recent webinar "The Best Research Results Money Can Buy: the Impact of Industry Funding on the Clinical Research Literature" from Jul 12, 2018 2:00 PM EDT here:

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SIG purpose/mission:
To improve the value of healthcare delivered to pediatric patients

Current SIG goals:
Promote high value care  Improve education and awareness surrounding healthcare, specifically surrounding overdiagnosis and overtreatment

Annual summary:
The HCV SIG has had a productive year. The main SIG activities have centered around the SIG session at PAS and the launching of our HCV Webinar Series.    1.) SIG Session at PAS. This year we partnered with the Patient/Family-Centered Care SIG to focus on the question of whether, when and how discussions about healthcare value should occur with families. The session featured talks by several experts and researchers in this field, including presentation of cutting-edge research.

Additionally, we launched our third annual "Value of Stories" contest where we solicited submissions from trainees detailing stories of patients and families who have been negatively impacted by the costs of healthcare. We received 21 submissions which were evaluated and scored by the 6 SIG co-chairs. The top 5 rated stories were presented by the trainees during the conference, and the top 10 were disseminated to the audience in print form. The session concluded with a panel discussion that included two parent advocates as well as the other speakers. The session was well-attended and well-received.   2.) Healthcare Value Webinars. The goal of this webinar series is to promote the mission/goals of our SIG. The first webinar occurred during the Spring of 2018 and was delivered by Chris Moriates, the assistant Dean for Healthcare Value at Dell Medical School, lead author of the definitive book on healthcare value and the co-founder of There were approximately 80-90 attendees (webinar capacity is 100). The next webinar is scheduled for July and will be delivered by Tom Newman from UCSF, focusing on the influence of industry on medical research and how industry bias negatively affects value. The plan is to host these webinars quarterly.

In addition, we discussed how to create a shared resource and tool library for SIG members to access that might help support fellowship enhancements. We will be working on developing this over the summer. At the end of the session, Paul Darden was invited to give an overview of the new GAP fellowship match program. We had a lively discussion of ways to make this work well for all involved based on the experiences of SIG members who are involved in other match programs, including hospitalist medicine.  Once again, as we introduced ourselves this year, we asked each participant to recommend a book and podcast they had enjoyed recently (loosely defined)! We compiled the list and circulated it for attendees. 

Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:  
Lown Institute and Choosing Wisely

Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Ricardo Quinonez, MD
1102 Bates Avenue
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (832) -82-5447

Adam Schickedanz, MD PhD
10960 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 960
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (314) 303-3309

Alan Schroeder, MD
780 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 725-0551

Current SIG Mentor:

Paul Chung, MD, MS
100 S Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (626) 710-0389




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