The AHA Physician Alliance webinars explore a variety of topics related to three areas of concentration — Care Well, Lead Well and Be Well. Click on the tabs below to explore these webinars.
Care Well Webinars
raising the bar in delivering serious news with empahty and clarity
Physician communication with patients and families impacts numerous outcomes including patient and family quality of life, satisfaction, trust in physicians, and health care use. Despite growing recognition of the importance of communication, gaps remain in current communication skills among both trainees and practicing clinicians. Join AHA for this session to learn how to communicate serious news to patients and families in patient-centered fashion using the SPIKES framework and how to empathically respond to emotions using the NURSE mnemonic to improve this experience for both patients and providers.
You Can Do This! Address and Treat Opioid Use Disorder as Part of Usual Hospital Care
The opioid crisis continues to be a public health emergency. Patients with untreated Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) have high rates of acute health care utilization, and hospitals take on a significant amount of the financial burden. Hospitals are critical access points and hospitalization is an ideal opportunity to offer patients with OUD access to humanistic and evidence-based treatment. Patients receiving buprenorphine therapy are over 50% less likely to be readmitted within 30 days, and over 40% less likely to be readmitted within 90 days compared to those not receiving buprenorphine therapy. Our panel of national experts will explore avenues hospital institutions can travel to implement programs and processes to address OUD. You can do this!
Saved by the Scan: Drive up Utilization of Lung Cancer Screening to Drive Down Lung Cancer Mortality
Early detection of lung cancer can save lives for those at high risk and, in turn, reduce the lung cancer burden in the U.S. In this webinar, Dr. Albert A. Rizzo will discuss the American Thoracic Society and American Lung Association’s Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide, which outlines how to design, implement and conduct a lung cancer screening program. He will also highlight the mobile capabilities that exist in a few communities as part of a multifaceted preventive care strategy.
Stigma Kills: Addressing Opioid Use Disorder By Changing Culture
A survey by the American Psychiatric Association indicated that 1/3 of those surveyed knew someone with an opioid use disorder (OUD). Yet the stigma surrounding OUD means that fewer than 20 percent of patients have access to treatment. Join AHA for this session to understand the impact of stigma within the walls of hospitals and hear how one team changed minds and the organizational culture in a quest to improve access to care. SLIDES (PDF)
ECMO: Insights, Strategies and Key Considerations for Developing a Sustainable Program
Two-part Series Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is a treatment that uses a synthetic heart and/or lung to support the body when a patient’s own organs are no longer functioning at capacity. Typically used for critically ill adult or pediatric patients, ECMO has the ability to support the body for a long period of time to allow the patient’s heart and lungs to recover. Watch this webinar to learn more about ECMO, how to design a sustainable ECMO program, key considerations (including payment reimbursement) and where to access resources.
Succeeding Together: Creating a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain
In 2018, the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) advanced the role of supply chain in supporting clinical integration, and has been promoting the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain (CISC) as an interdisciplinary approach to deliver patient care with the highest value. In this webinar Teresa Dail, AHRMM’s immediate past board chair, and chief supply chain officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will share how CISC has been implemented and how it has helped to align health care leaders, clinicians, and supply chain professionals with today’s value-based payment models. SLIDES (PDF)
Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in the Outpatient and Emergency Settings
To improve the health of patients struggling with addiction, learn how one program engages patients at multiple points of care through an in-house addiction team and clinic – all working in coordination with emergency department staff. Co-hosted with AHA's Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services.
Imaging Data Science in Action
Artificial intelligence (AI) in clinical practice is rapidly developing and increasingly used by health care professionals to manage and analyze data. In this webinar, radiologists from the Mayo Clinic, the UVA Health System and the American College of Radiology Data Science Institute will share how AI technology is used in their facilities. Tune in to hear about the successful use of AI in clinical quality improvement and learn what hospitals and health systems can gain from the "emerging use case" of AI in medical imaging.
Prescribe Safe Initiative: Combating Opioid Abuse
Prescribe Safe is a community-based project out of Monterey County, Calif., that brings together law enforcement, four hospitals in the county and physicians in response to concerns about prescription medication misuse in the area. This initiative guides, educates, and provides resources for local physicians and patients in the safe use of prescription medications and promote safe and effective pain management.
The Cleveland Clinic Way: Transforming Health Care throughout its Enterprise and Across the World
How far would you go to prevent harm to your patients? During this webinar Dr. Aaron Hamilton director of patient safety and clinical risk at Cleveland Clinic shares how the Cleveland Clinic Way is providing the foundation and practical tools to drive world class outcomes, innovation, and continuous improvement.
Innovations in Patient Safety in Primary Care
Engaging patients and families in their health care can yield significant improvements in patient safety, care quality, and patient experience. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families. The Guide features four interventions to engage patients and families, leading to improved patient safety including, Be Prepared to Be Engaged, Create a Safe Medicine List Together, Teach-Back, and Warm Handoff Plus.
The Next Frontiers for Providing High-Value Care in Hospitals
Dr. Chris Moriates, a hospital medicine physician (Associate Professor of Internal Medicine) and Assistant Dean for Health Care Value at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, discusses current progress in improving value for patients in the hospital through initiatives to decrease low-value testing and treatments, and via tools that provide foundational education about value. He then explores the "next frontiers" to advance the movement of value.
Improving Care for Hospitalized Adults with Substance Use Disorder
During this webinar Dr. Honora Englander, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), will discuss how she developed IMPACT through understanding local needs and engaging OHSU leadership and community partners. Dr. Englander will provide an overview of the program and describe how a team-based approach is helping to improve care for adults with SUD.
Building High Value Care Bridges
In this presentation, Dr. Chris Moriates, Assistant Dean for Health Care Value – a first of its kind position at a medical school – describes emerging work at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and around the country to teach and engage trainees in health care value. Dr. Moriates highlights the importance of bridging educational and clinical environments and creating a high-value care culture. He introduces the brand new interactive and adaptive Dell Med Value-Based Health Care (VBHC) modules, which are freely available online for learners of all levels.