October 28, 2019

What doctors are not taught and do not often consider when they're in training is something very familiar but only now rising in priority.

What is it? The value — both financial and in quality of care — of the care they deliver to patients.

More than 40 attendees spent two days learning just what value-based care is all about during the 2019 Value-Based Health Care Delivery Seminar.

And they should learn and know more, according to Dr. Farzad Mostashari, CEO of Aledade, Inc. a leading accountable care organization, primarily focusing on small independent primary care practices.

Mostashari, the former national coordinator for health IT, used both personal anecdotes and evidence in his keynote lecture to illustrate what value-based care is, and why it should matter more to providers and leaders in the health care industry.

Mostashari was of several lecturers from the Department of Health Policy and Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University to discuss many facets of value-based care, including case studies, policy developments and technology impacting the model that has become a driving force in health care.

The two-day seminar began with a welcome from Dr. Jeffrey Balser, CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and M. Eric Johnson, dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management.

The annual seminar is organized by the Department of Health Policy and Owen Graduate School. Applications for the annual event open annually during the summer.