Webinar: Stopping Unnecessary Care Before It Happens by Engaging Physicians

Appropriateness of care measurement is the new generation of effective provider performance evaluation. By rigorously examining individual provider decision-making about specific cases, appropriate care measures engage and motivate physicians to change their practice patterns.

Physicians embrace accountability when they perceive that the evaluation is evidence-based and meaningful. Because appropriateness of care measures give physicians visibility into their own decision-making patterns, they find this information as direct, personally relevant, and immediately actionable. This webinar will demonstrate how appropriateness of care measurement results in:

  • reduced waste and unnecessary care,
  • less risk of patient harm,
  • and more efficient care that is aligned with evidence.

Real-world experiences and customer case studies will enable payers, providers, and consumers to understand how appropriateness measures are a powerful instrument for aligning all of their interests.

Rich Klasco, MD, FACEP

Chief Medical Officer

Motive Practicing Wisely Solutions

Rich Klasco has focused throughout his career on rendering evidence-based medicine operational—that is, making the right thing the easy thing to do. For the past fifteen years, Dr. Klasco has served as Chief Medical Officer for Motive, where he provides clinical leadership for the development and deployment of solutions that quantitative assess physician performance for payers, providers, and patients, and integrate scientific knowledge into workflow systems where it can be accessed and applied in real-time.

In addition to publishing extensively in both peer-reviewed journals such as JAMA and lay publications such as The New York Times, Dr. Klasco has taught at leading academic medical centers including Harvard, Stanford, Mayo, and UCSF; served on the Executive Committee of Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice; testified before the United States Congress on evidence-based practices; and won CMS approval for an officially designated compendium of evidence-based oncologic drug information. Dr. Klasco previously served as Chief Medical Officer and Editor-in-Chief for the Thomson Reuters group of health care companies, where he had editorial responsibility for companies including Micromedex, the Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR), and the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Drug Information.

Dr. Klasco received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and he completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, where he served as chief resident.

Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA

Medical Director, Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research, and Data Science (CARDS)

Providence Heart Institute, Providence St. Joseph Health, Portland, Oregon

Ty J. Gluckman is a leader, both locally and nationally, in making clinical excellence tools more usable and in leveraging technology resources to improve patient outcomes and improve end-user functionality. In addition to his role at Providence, he is an adjunct faculty member of the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Gluckman's principal clinical interests include identifying, coordinating, and implementing cardiovascular care improvement strategies. He has authored or coauthored more than 90 scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters. His work has been published in several high-impact journals, including the Journal of the American College of CardiologyCirculationCirculation Cardiovascular Quality and OutcomesJournal of the American Medical AssociationJAMA CardiologyJournal of the American Heart Association, and New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst.

Dr. Gluckman serves as Associate Editor for Guidelines and Clinical Documents for ACC.org, the primary website for the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He also serves has chair of the ACC’s Solution Set Oversight Committee, overseeing policy and clinical documents issued by the ACC. He is Governor for the Oregon Chapter of the ACC. He previously served as National Chair of the ACC Patient Navigator Program-Focus MI, and he currently serves as National Chair of the ACC’s Quality Summit. Dr. Gluckman was lead developer for the ACC Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) Risk Estimator app, selected as the best medical app in 2014.

Dr. Gluckman received his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He also completed his internship and residency at Northwestern, where he served as chief resident. He completed his fellowship training in cardiology at The Johns Hopkins University, where he served as chief fellow.


James D. Fields

Partner

Oliver Wyman

Jim Fields is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Health & Digital Practices. Jim works with senior leadership at large incumbent and growth-phase health care companies on key corporate strategy initiatives, business imperatives, and new ventures. He is the founder and an ongoing Advisor to Practicing Wisely, a health care analytics business focused on improving the appropriate use of medical care. Jim has held many leadership roles at Oliver Wyman including Leading the Midwest Market across all Practice Groups and leading the Global Health Services practice. He is a Board member of Junior Achievement of Chicago and serves on the Board of Evaluators for Ball State University’s nationally ranked Entrepreneurship Program.

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