TA 103: Increasing Value and Reducing Waste at the Point of Care
This course will provide you with an overview of value in health care. We’ll start by distinguishing between cost and value, and understanding how both of these concepts relate to quality.

We’ll introduce you to the growing problem of health care spending, as well as the health care practitioner’s role in managing these costs. Finally, we’ll explain how to identify and overcome barriers to providing high-value, cost-effective care.

Note: This course is not required for the Basic Certificate of Completion.
Estimated Time of Completion: 45 minutes
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Release Date: 6/19/2014
Last Update Date: 10/5/2017
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Course Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Explain the potential harm of low-value tests and procedures.
2. Distinguish between cost and value in health care.
3. Define resource stewardship in health care.
4. Describe the ethical case for resource stewardship in health care.
5. Identify common barriers to resource stewardship and enablers of inappropriate resource use.
Contributors
Author(s):
Marisa Leon-Carlyle, Medical Student, University of Toronto View Profile
Raman Srivastava, MBT, Medical Student, University of Toronto View Profile
Brian Wong, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto View Profile
Editor(s):
Michael Briddon, MA, Director of Editorial & Multimedia, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Laura Fink, Senior Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Reviewer(s):
Jill Duncan, RN, MS, MPH, Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
James Moses, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer, Boston Medical Center View Profile
Continuing Education
ABIM US Physician CME/MOC 0.75 Credit hours UPN# 201105757
Certified Professionals in Healthcare Quality 0.75 Credit hours
General Attendance 0.75 Credit hours
Nursing Contact Hours 0.75 Credit hours
Pharmacist CPE 0.75 Credit hours UPN# 0822-0000-18-050-H05-P
US Physician CME 0.75 Credit hours

In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for CPHQ CE credit.
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this course.
You must complete all the lessons within this course and achieve a minimum score of 75% in order to receive credit for the course.