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Session Description: The modern health care continuum can be difficult to navigate. Even the most educated consumer can have difficulty finding the best care. In this session, Dr. Makary details a new movement in health care to increase transparency and how it is expected to impact health care policy. He identifies the role of the interdisciplinary team in efforts to make medical care safer, more transparent, and more honest for consumers.
Marty Makary, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of Unaccountable, a 2012 Library Journal Book of the Year—a book about how transparency is revolutionizing medicine and empowering patients. He is a leading health care expert and was the lead author of the original publications on the surgery checklist. He led the World Health Organization technical workgroup on developing metrics to measure surgical quality worldwide. Dr. Makary is a gastrointestinal surgeon, researcher and associate professor of health policy & management at Johns Hopkins University. His current efforts focus on common-sense reforms for health care and transparency of medical information. He is the author of over 150 publications on medical quality and health policy. Dr. Makary is the recipient of grants from the Department of Health & Human Services to study surgical outcomes and is currently funded by AHRQ to implement an intervention to decrease surgical complications in 100 American College of Surgeons participating hospitals. He serves on the leadership council of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). As a surgeon, he practices laparoscopic surgical oncology and gastrointestinal surgery. He is the director of the Johns Hopkins Pancreas Islet Transplantation Center.
Describe the new efforts aimed at increasing medical transparency.
Discuss what to expect in the next 5 years in healthcare policy.
Review the current literature on ways to measure quality in hospitals and explain the successes and failures in improving patient safety.
Explain the heritage of excellence in American medicine.