This is ReachMD. Welcome to this special series, Rheumatoid Arthritis: Addressing Unmet Needs, sponsored by Lilly.
On this episode, titled Top Tips for the New Practicing Rheumatologist we will hear from Dr. Jeffrey Curtis from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Dr. Jeffrey Curtis:
In terms of tips to think about for someone who is just entering the field, my recommendation would be to be a savvy consumer of one’s own data. In this evidence of value-based care and alternative payment models and demonstrating high value, high-quality care, rheumatologists more than ever before, are going to need to understand the kind of data that they are working with, that’s being collected about them because we are going to be judged on that. We are going to be judged based on our peers. We are going to be judged as a field. We are going to be judged, certainly, by health plans and payers about the quality of care that we deliver and, as a skill set, it is really critical, more than ever before, that new clinicians and those entering the field have a really solid grasp about how to generate evidence, understanding what it means, where it came from, being able to annotate or curate it, and to use it in an effective way, so that they understand what their own quality gaps may be in their own practice, but then, how to use it in the most effective way to deliver high-value care.
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