Dr. David Weidig Addresses Discharge Planning Initiatives in Pulmonary Medicine
David Weidig, MD, System Director of Hospital Medicine, Aurora Medical Group, Milwaukee, WI, says that readmissions are not necessarily a failure of medical treatment, but a failure of psycologic and social support systems for the patient that are not addressed while the patient is hospitalized. Dr Weidig states that the Society of Hospital Medicine's Project BOOST is a program that will allow people to look at tools that address the risks and issues that are key factors in readmission.
This video was taken on May 19, 2013, at the ATS 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
Panelists discussed the price of pharmaceuticals and controlling the cost of care at the 64th Annual Roy A. Bowers Pharmaceutical Conference: A Measured Approach—Health Care Delivery and Transformation in a Metric Driven World, held by Rutgers University.
From the youngest patients to the oldest, the Affordable Care Act’s promise that care will be provided despite pre-existing conditions is bumping against the challenge of keeping costs in check. From around the country come reports of pushback, which evoke the 1990s stories of managed care’s debut: limited choice.
The era of accountable care and pay for performance is here, and physicians will have to embrace these novel reimbursement models. In a plenary session, Rubin Cohen, MD, FCCP, a member of the American College of Chest Physician’s quality improvement committee, discussed the relationship between quality improvement and outcomes.
A symposium on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which was presented on behalf of InterMune, Inc, highlighted clinical data supporting the use of pirfenidone in patients with IPF. Leading the panel discussion was Steven Nathan, MD, FCCP, a principal investigator involved in studies of pirfenidone. Dr Nathan was joined by IPF experts Lisa Lancaster, MD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Marilyn Glassberg, MD, of the University of Miami Health System.