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Costs of Care Creating Value Challenge Finals

October 22, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Five finalists of the Costs of Care Creating Value Challenge will compete in a live “pitch-off” at the University of California San Francisco medical campus on October 22, 2015 where a Grand Prize winner will be chosen.
The grand prize will go to the innovation or bright idea that best demonstrates improvements along two sets of criteria: FINER (feasible, interesting, novel, ethical and relevant) and COST (Culture, Oversight, Systems and Training).

The Costs of Care Creating Value Challenge 2015 is sponsored by Costs of Care, The American Resident Project, the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value and JAMA Internal Medicine.


Final Pitch-Off Decides the Winner

For the past three months, clinicians and clinicians-in-training from around the country have been submitting their ideas on how to provide better medical care at lower cost to our online competition site. The top five teams will be selected via a combination of crowd-sourced voting and online judge scoring. The voting deadline is October 1.

At the live event to be held October 22 starting at 4:30pm, the top five teams will compete against each other in front of a live audience and a panel of expert judges including the Editor of JAMA Internal Medicine to determine the Grand Prize Winner.

Admission is free and includes beer & wine, hot & cold appetizers and all the networking you can handle! Space is limited so please reserve early.

Event Program

4:30 – 5:00 PM
Networking Reception

Beer, wine and appetizers will be served

5:00 – 5:05 PM
Introductory Remarks
Chris Moriates Photo
Christopher Moriates, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF and Director of Implementation Initiatives at Costs of Care
5:05 – 5:15 PM
Introducing the Judges
Rita Redberg Photo
Rita Redberg, MD
Professor at UCSF Medical Center and Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine
Adams Dudley, MD, MBA Photo
Adams Dudley, MD, MBA
Director, Center for Healthcare Value at University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Jacob Asher Photo
Jacob Asher, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Commercial Business at Anthem Blue Cross
H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH Photo
H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Community & Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
5:15 – 6:05 PM
Finalist Presentations
The finalists will be chosen based on a combination of crowd voting and official judge evaluations after 3 months of online competition. Each finalist will have exactly five minutes to present, followed by 3 minutes of questions from the panel of judges. The judges will deliberate and choose the Grand Prize winner.
MD program at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Resident at Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix
6:05 – 6:30 PM
Panel Discussion
While the judges deliberate to choose the Grand Prize winner, a panel of trainees discuss the five finalist proposals and give their take on the strengths and weaknesses of each.
Catherine Chen, MD, MPH
Catherine Chen, MD, MPH
Attending Anesthesiologist and Anesthesia Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at UCSF
Craig Chen, MD
Craig Chen, MD
Critical Care Anesthesiologist, Stanford Health Care, Writing Fellow for the American Resident Project
Brian Shaw Photo
Brian Shaw
Medical Student, University of California San Francsico
Josué A. Zapata, M.D.
Josué A. Zapata, M.D.
Chief Resident, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety
University of California, San Francisco | Department of Medicine
6:30 – 6:40 PM
Grand Prize Winner Announced
No Photo
The judges return from deliberations and crown the Grand Prize winner!
6:40 – 7:00 PM

Beer, wine and appetizers will be served


October 22, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


UCSF Faculty-Alumni House
745 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco,CA94122US
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