Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR) Series

Course Description:

Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR) is a growing field that provides important information for making healthcare coverage and access decisions. In this series, you’ll learn how to use real-world data to make a difference; use HEOR to inform your decisions; and understand HEOR’s value and impact in surgical nutrition.

FREE Continuing Education: Up to 3.0 RN CE; 3.0 RD CPEU

Modules

Using Real-world Data to Make a Real-world Difference

Describe health economics outcomes research and its value to care delivery; emphasize the role of enhanced quality improvement programs (QIPs); and more.

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Program Date: 25 September 2018
Publication Date: 14 December 2018
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about health economics outcomes research (HEOR) and its value to care delivery; review approaches to conducting HEOR and emphasize the role of enhanced quality improvement programs (QIPs); and review examples of nutrition-focused, enhanced QIPs.

Please note: the video is accompanied by a required reading that must be completed to obtain the full credit hour.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe health outcomes research and its value to care delivery, especially nutrition care.
  • Describe approaches to conducting nutrition health outcomes research and emphasize the role and impact of enhanced quality improvement programs (QIPs).
  • Provide examples of nutrition-focused, enhanced QIPs across the continuum of care and highlight their positive impact on patients’ health and economic outcomes.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 1065, 9030, 9060
  • Performance Indicators: 6.3.9, 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 60

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Tom Summerfelt, PhD

President, North America,
Convergence CT
Dr. Thomas Summerfelt, PhD, is the President, North America at Convergence CT, which works collaboratively with health care providers, life science companies and payers to leverage real world data within their Global Healthcare Data NetworkTM to improve outcomes for stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem, especially patients. Prior to this role, Dr. Summerfelt was the Vice President of Research & Innovation at Advocate Health Care, where the team conducted clinical research aimed at improving patient and provider system outcomes. Dr. Summerfelt earned his PhD from Vanderbilt University and focused his doctoral and post-doctoral training on Health Services Research. He has held faculty appointments at Vanderbilt, Michigan State, and University of Chicago. His scholarly work focuses on effectiveness research, program evaluation, and value-based analysis.

Inform Decisions that Matter

Describe HEOR as an effective tool to understand the allocation of healthcare resources under conditions of scarcity and its value to nutrition care; and more.

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Program Date: 30 August 2018
Publication Date: 14 December 2018
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about how health economics research can be an effective tool; compare types of costs and benefits that can be measured when assessing the impact of nutrition care interventions; and review examples of studies that use health economics methods.

Please note: the video is accompanied by a required reading that must be completed to obtain the full credit hour.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe health economics research as an effective tool to understand the allocation of health care resources under conditions of scarcity and its value to nutrition care.
  • Describe the different types of costs and benefits that can be measured when assessing the impact of nutrition care interventions.
  • Provide examples of studies that use health economics methods to showcase the impact nutrition care interventions can have on patients and healthcare systems.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 1065, 9030, 9060
  • Performance Indicators: 6.3.9, 8.3.4
  • Media Format(s): Video + Article
  • Run Time: 60

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Julia Thornton Snider, PhD

Senior Director of Policy & Economics
Precision Health Economics
Dr. Snider is the Senior Director in Policy & Economics at Precision Health Economics (PHE). At PHE, Dr. Snider has led numerous studies in oncology, diabetes, and nutrition, including a study that was awarded third place out of 573 accepted abstracts at the 2013 annual congress of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN). An avid public speaker, Dr. Snider has presented her research in numerous settings, including giving presentations on HIV/AIDS and robotic surgery at Health Affairs issue briefings in Washington, DC. Dr. Snider joined PHE from the UCLA Anderson Forecast, where she contributed to the highly respected quarterly economic forecast by providing expertise on the healthcare sector, among other things. Dr. Snider has previously worked as a researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and at the World Bank branch offices in Buenos Aires and Moscow. She has been featured in the popular press, including the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, and the Daily Finance, on a variety of topics.

Evidence on Value & Impact in Surgical Nutrition

Describe the role and importance of proper nutrition in patients undergoing surgery; provide examples of HEOR studies that investigate the role of surgical nutrition; and more.

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Program Date: 5 October 2018
Publication Date: 14 December 2018
Continuing Education Units: .Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about role of proper nutrition in surgical patients; review examples of health economics and outcomes research studies on surgical patients; recognize the importance of nutrition-focused quality improvement programs; and discuss practical guidance and recommendations on ways to implement and evaluate hospital-based surgical nutrition protocols.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the role and importance of proper nutrition in patients undergoing surgery.
  • Provide examples of health economics and outcomes research studies that investigate the role surgical nutrition can have on patients’ health and economic outcomes.
  • Understand the importance of nutrition-focused quality improvement programs for surgical patients.
  • Provide practical guidance and recommendations on ways to successfully implement and evaluate hospital-based surgical nutrition protocols.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5170, 9030, 9060
  • Performance Indicators: 6.3.9, 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 41

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Wischmeyer Paul

Paul Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC

Professor, Anesthesiology and Surgery
Director, Perioperative Research
Associate Vice Chair, Clinical Research
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC, USA
Dr. Wischmeyer is a perioperative physician who specializes in enhancing preparation and recovery from surgery and critical care. Specifically, at Duke he practices on the Critical Care and Nutrition clinical teams. He serves as a Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, the Director of Perioperative Research for the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Dept of Anesthesiology. He also serves as the Director of the Nutrition Support Team at Duke. Dr. Wischmeyer earned his medical degree with honors at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he was elected into the honor society of Alpha Omega Alpha for outstanding academic achievement. He completed his pediatric internship at University of Colorado Children’s Hospital and his anesthesiology/critical care residency training at the University of Chicago. He also completed a Clinical Pharmacology fellowship and the NIH K30 Clinical Research Scientist Training Program while at University of Chicago. Dr. Wischmeyer’s clinical and research focus is in perioperative care, critical care, and nutrition to help patients prepare and recover from illness and surgery.

Gretchen VanDerBosch, RD, LDN

Regional Clinical Leader,
Food & Nutrition Department,
Advocate Health Care
Barrington, IL, USA
Gretchen VanDerBosch is the Regional Clinical Leader of the Food and Nutrition Department at Advocate Health Care. Gretchen earned a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Illinois. She has an immense amount of clinical experience and has been involved in a number of professional presentations and publications. Her research focuses on nutrition-focused quality improvement programs for malnourished patients across the continuum of care.
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