December 9, 2015 Events

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Choosing Wisely: Vanderbilt’s Experience
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

There is no fee for this event.

Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation to address the overuse of tests and procedures, and support physician efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. The initiative focuses on promoting patient-provider conversations that lead patients to select care that is necessary (neither duplicative nor overutilized), evidence-based, and not harmful. Many specialty societies—from common specialties such as the American College of Physicians and the American College of Radiology, to less common groups such as the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Medical Toxicology—have joined with ABIM and its campaign partner, Consumer Reports, to create lists of recommendations and questions that doctors and patients should discuss. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been implementing Choosing Wisely recommendations on select inpatient services engaging staff, from first-year residents to senior hospital leaders. Our guests from Vanderbilt will provide an overview of their experience including successes, challenges, and outcomes.

This program is being held in partnership with Middlesex Hospital, the Connecticut Choosing Wisely Collaborative, Qualidigm, and the Connecticut Partnership for Patient Safety.

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