Description: As one of the leads in the SAEM consensus conference in 2010 on Integrated Networks of Emergency Care, to his experience as Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Care Coordination Center, Dr Carr has had experience in influencing and researching the role of Emergency Medicine in Systems Change. One of his current interests includes working with multiple stakeholders through the National Quality Forum to transform health systems by championing efforts to move from volume-based to value-based care. This discussion will use examples from those experiences to describe a path forward.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Understand the new paradigm of measurement sets and systems in contrast to individual measure-for-measure, and process-by-process quality improvement.
- Recognize the important role that Emergency Medicine can play in system transformation, given their placement at the crossroads of the system – from canary in the coal mine to catalyst for change.
- Quality at a systems level, can drive systems change – the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.