The New York State Department of Health has released a brief video, “Value Based Payments for Providers,” in both English and Spanish. It explains the rationale for implementing a value based payment system for health care.  A second, easy-to-understand video about value based purchasing from DTA Associates can be found here.


A TED Talk, “Rediscovering Health Care’s Original Goal: Reducing Suffering” by Press Ganey’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Thomas Lee, is now available online.  Dr. Lee explains why addressing patients’ emotional suffering is just as important as treating patients’ medical conditions and why empathy is critical to excellent care.


The Pioneer Network, an organization that advocates for culture change in long-term care, has free videos of select presentations from its August 2016 conference available on its website.  You can learn about topics such as person-centered leadership and social revolution in residential care.


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