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What to Know About Health Care Delivery Systems

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
1. Identify the objectives, structures, processes, and outcomes of current health care systems in the United States;
2. Describe the ideal outcomes of health care systems;
3. Recognize how current health care systems are influenced by payment models and how this impacts patient care and the Triple Aim of better outcomes, improved patient experience, and lower costs and the Quadruple Aim that also works to ensure health care provider wellness and prevent burnout;
4. Examine how improvement strategies, population management, and data analytics can close gaps in health care systems regarding the Triple and Quadruple Aims.
0.5 Credit

This module introduces learners to the structures, objectives and limitations of U.S. health care systems. It also explores payment models influencing health care systems and impacting patient care.

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Activity Information

Subject Matter Expert(s):

Jeffrey M. Borkan, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Dean for Primary Care - Population Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

J. James Rohack, MD, Senior Advisor, American Medical Association; Emeritus, Baylor, Scott & White Health and Texas A&M University

Jed Gonzalo, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Associate Dean, Health Systems Education, Penn State University College of Medicine

Maya M. Hammoud, MD, MBA, Senior Advisor, Medical Education Innovation

Participation Statement: Upon completion of this activity, learners will receive a Participation Certificate.


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