RightCare Rounds Toolkit

RightCare Rounds is an educational initiative that incorporates evidence-based discussion in the format of a case presentation to promote appropriate patient care. This program aims to help clinicians recognize and prevent overuse and underuse, while taking into consideration social contexts and patient preferences. This toolkit provides step-by-step instructions for how to implement RightCare Rounds in any institution.
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Adopters

(a) Testimonies

RightCare Rounds have thus far been completed in the following institutions:

  • Abington Jefferson Health Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Boston University Medical Center
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Central Maine Medical Center Family Practice Residency
  • Emergency Medicine Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Emergency Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Harvard Affiliated Medical Residency
  • Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Michigan State University Internal Medicine Residency
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • National Institutes of Health
  • New York Presbyterian – Columbia University Medical Center
  • Saint Agnes Healthcare
  • SUNY at Buffalo
  • UCLA-Olive View, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • University of Michigan Health System
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Texas at Southwestern
  • University of Wisconsin General Surgery
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Waukesha Family Medicine
  • Yale New Haven Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine

 

 The following testimonies are from participants in past conferences at these institutions.

“In the ever-evolving world of medicine, we are constantly introduced to new drugs, new tests, and even new diagnoses. Our training focuses on how to put a name on a medical illness and treat it within the confines of all that is possible, but the type of educational focus with Right Care rounds on what should be treated and what should be diagnosed will become even more important for us, as future practicing physicians, to understand early on in training. As residents, it is essential to frame our expanding knowledge within a mind-set that is continuously conscious of potential harm, and the earlier that this is instilled by structured education like Right Care rounds, the more routine it will become in our future practice.”

“Right Care Rounds provides an excellent forum for discussing overuse. The series was very specific to common diagnoses and engaged the audience in a way that was unforgettable. I think that this would be a valuable educational tool at any institution.”

“The concept of Right Care Rounds was simple: take a traditional venue in which trainees, faculty, and staff come together to talk about ‘fascin-omas’ and turn the discussion down a different road. Rather than highlighting the uncommon and once-in-a-lifetime diagnosis, we discussed challenges to providing high-quality, cost-effective care that we encounter every single day in our practice. Exploring how overuse, redundancy, and unnecessary testing can lead to harm using a systematic analysis tool was helpful and intuitive in identifying ways in which I could change my practice to better serve my patients.”

 

(b) RightCare Educators 2015-2016

Our current group of RightCare Educators includes the following chief residents:

Inas Abuali, MD Saint Agnes Healthcare
Charles Acher, MD, MPH University of Wisconsin General Surgery
Ameera Ahmed, MD Baylor College of Medicine
Brian Block, MD New York Presbyterian – Columbia University Medical Center
Kara Callahan, MD Central Maine Medical Center Family Practice Residency
Caleb Canders, MD (and team) UCLA-Olive View, Department of Emergency Medicine
Ian Chang, DO (and team) Michigan State University Internal Medicine Residency
Ricardo Correa, MD, Es.D National Institutes of Health
Dmitriy Golovyan, MD (and team) Cleveland Clinic
Margaret Greenwood-Ericksen, MD, MPH (and team) Harvard Affiliated Medical Residency
Ahmed Hassanin, MD Morristown Medical Center
Catherine Hompesch, MD University of Texas at Southwestern
Wade Iams, MD Vanderbilt University
Chad Kurzynske, MD (and team) Medical University of South Carolina
Tyler Miller, MD (and team) University of Colorado Internal Medicine
Parvathi (Minnu) Mudigonda, MD SUNY at Buffalo
Utsav Nandi, MD University of Mississippi Medical Center
Mechu Narayanan, MD University of Illinois
Abesh Niroula, MD (and team) Abington Jefferson Health Internal Medicine Residency Program
Alicia Oberle, MD and Maia Dorsett, MD, PhD Washington University Emergency Medicine in St. Louis
Arpan Patel, MD (and team) SUNY Upstate Medicine Residency
Christopher Petrilli, MD University of Michigan Health System
Faisal Rahman, MD (and team) Boston University Medical Center
Rajeev Ramgopal, MD (and team) Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
David Rebedew, MD Waukesha Family Medicine
Vineet Reddy, MD (and team) Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center
Dan Savage, MD (and team) Yale New Haven Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine
Navneet Sidhu, MD University of New Mexico
Arun Singavi, MD (and team) Medical College of Wisconsin
Felipe Teran, MD (and team) Emergency Medicine Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Alexis Wickersham, MD University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Emily Zarookian, MD (and team) Maine Medical Center