Tackling Waste and Reducing Harm to Improve Value

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Physicians (All Specialties), Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Registered Nurse


The desired result of this program is to improve patient outcomes by reducing harm related to over utilization of diagnostic testing. The program overview includes identification of harm, excess costs and waste in healthcare followed by evidence based guidelines to change physician practice patterns of ordering unnecessary testing. The goal of the initiative is to provide an understanding of the 3-pronged approach to change management including education about waste globally and specific to testing, using concise evidence at the point of care using technology to change ordering patterns and providing analytics to measure the effectiveness of the change. The approach will, in turn, improve patient care and satisfaction.

Once registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a link to the evaluation survey that you will need to complete for CME credit.

Original Release Date: March 31, 2019
Valid Thru: March 31, 2021

The following faculty member does not have significant or other financial relationships with industry/commercial supporters to disclose: John P. Franko, MD

Faculty DO NOT intend to discuss an unlabeled, unapproved, or investigative use of a commercial product or device.


  • Recognize the need to change practice patterns to reduce harm economically and physically
  • Integrate evidence-based practice with decision making
  • Evaluate practice patterns to improve economic, physical adn emotional harm to patients


Tamara C Smith-Tillman, BS


Mar 31, 2019 - Mar 31, 2021
8:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Mar 31, 2019 - Mar 31, 2021
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
0.25 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
0.03 - Contact Hours
Apr 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2021
Contact Hours
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit