Articles  |   December 2014
Announcement and Call for Abstracts and Papers: 2015 Annual Journal Symposium
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  • James C. Eisenach, M.D.
    Anesthesiology®
    Editor-in-Chief
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Articles   |   December 2014
Announcement and Call for Abstracts and Papers: 2015 Annual Journal Symposium
ASA Monitor 12 2014, Vol.78, 32.
ASA Monitor 12 2014, Vol.78, 32.
ASA and its journal, Anesthesiology, announce the 23rd annual Journal Symposium to be held at ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2015, October 27, 2015, in San Diego on the topic:
The Anesthesiologist and Health Care Redesign
Moderators: James Rathmell, M.D., Professor of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Warren Sandberg, M.D., Professor and Chair of Anesthesia, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
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Description: A common axiom in architecture reads: “If you want to change the way people work, change the building they work in.” The 2015 Journal Symposium addresses the changes in health care design and delivery head on, with this axiom setting the context. Physician anesthesiologists and others involved in the world of perioperative and procedural medicine are facing intense pressure to alter systems of care to improve the value delivered to patients. Such pressures are not new, but the intensity of the pressure has risen dramatically. The advent of the Affordable Care Act and payer initiatives such as bundling and value-based purchasing provide new impetus for health care delivery redesign. Recent descriptive publications have detailed elements of a nascent Perioperative Surgical Home model of care. Does this construct represent a true reconsideration of perioperative health care delivery? How much redesign is required to truly affect the value a perioperative system brings to patients? Does the value accrue to patients or does the value of redesigning perioperative systems actually benefit health care systems and payers?
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