Congratulations Ali, for being awarded the TOP research honor in our program! Ali’s presentation was selected from four finalists chosen from the Resident Research symposium to present their work at DOM Grand Rounds. Ali’s presentation was entitled The Impact of Ejection Fractions trajectories on Heart Failure with mid- range Ejection Fraction. Way to go Ali!
Congratulations to Dr. Jack Temple, outgoing QI chief, and his team on winning 1st place at the VA Performance Improvement Fair! They won the System Redesign Award!! Most impressive! Congratulations again, Jack! We will miss you!
The 2019 Young Scholars in General Internal Medicine (YSGIM) Scholarship application is OPEN. This program provides scholarships to residents and students that support the registration fee to the 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting from May 8-11 in Washington, DC. You don’t need to be presenting at the meeting to apply. The deadline to apply is March 12, 2019 at 12pm eastern. See the following link for additional information and application instructions: https://connect.sgim.org/sgim19/program/srf
This morning at the VA, the wards teams competed in a game resembling the Price is Right. The goal was to review important resources to learn more about high-value healthcare including: Choosing Wisely – An incredible resource for high-value healthcare published by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Search by specialty, inpatient/outpatient, or keyword. The California “Hospital Chargemaster” – where you can view pricing data submitted by California hospitals Healthcare Blue Book – Search for the “fair price” of medications, labs, tests or procedures by your Zip Code — a potentially helpful resource for you, your family, and your patients GoodRx.com – Search for the lowest price for medications (without insurance coverage) by Zip Code and store. Also has many coupons to further decrease the price — very useful for patients without insurance! Lastly, we reviewed a few key price comparisons to be aware of: One night in the ICU ($7,974), IMU ($6,768), and Med/Surg ($2,521) — please be mindful of the