15092 Milwaukee Academy of Medicine The Smartcare Center Award in Wisconsin and Florida -February 17, 2015
The Smartcare Innovations Center Award in Wisconsin and Florida: The Evolution of Practice Guidelines Coupled to Technology Innovations at the Bedside to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Costs
SMARTCare, which stands for Smarter Management And Resource use for Today’s complex cardiac Care, has three primary goals:
- Improving care for patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD);
- Decreasing costs of health care through reduction of unnecessary procedures;
- Engaging patients in their care management.
SMARTCare is designed to give higher quality, more appropriate care at lower cost to patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). Funded by a $15.8 million dollar grant from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI, or the “Innovations Center”), SMARTCare is a physician-driven quality developed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and its Wisconsin and Florida Chapters.
Developed by physicians with the input of patients and the business community, SMARTCare links several evidence-based tools and resources, including two clinical decision support tools, a risk evaluation tool, and patient education/decision aids, with electronic health records (EHRs) at 10 clinical sites in Florida and Wisconsin. The sites include a mix of private practices and academic hospital centers, and cover a diverse demographic landscape. It is our expectation that by the completion of the three-year project, SMARTCare will have a profound impact on health care and payment reform and in the most efficient application of guideline-directed care.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Academy of Medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physicians of all medical specialties
- To familiarize non-cardiologists with Appropriate Use Criteria (as opposed to Practice Guidelines) for stress testing, coronary angiography and revascularization, and CV risk-reduction strategies.
- To understand how Appropriate Use Criteria in cardiovascular medicine will impact many other specialties
- To understand how the SMARTCare CMS “Innovations Center” Award will affect the care of patients throughout Wisconsin - and your practice
- To understand why and how physicians – rather than non-clinicians, insurers, or governmental agencies - must take the lead in determining medical appropriateness, evaluating the quality-of-care, and payment reform initiatives
Governor, Wisconsin Chapter, American College of Cardiology
Wisconsin Implementation Director, SMARTCare
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Univ. of Wisconsin
All in control of content have NO relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose except the following person(s):
|Anthony C. DeFranco, MD, FAcc||Pfizer||Consultant|
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following and in accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, these relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.