Care Transformation


Listen to colleagues and leaders on “The Transformer: the UW Medicine Care Transformation Podcast” discuss trends in the shifting healthcare landscape and the care transformation work that is driving changes in value-based care delivery.

Episode 7: Telehealth: Moving Knowledge, not People 

Hear from clinicians and leaders how UW Medicine’s telehealth services use emerging technologies to improve patient health outcomes and advance provider education.

Episode 6: Healthcare Equity: A Blueprint for Change 

UW Medicine directors Paula Houston and Pat Dawson, MD discuss institutional racism in the healthcare system and our own healthcare equity blueprint, mapping out the changes toward becoming a national model for healthcare equity and reducing disparities in healthcare delivery. 

Episode 5: Everyday People 

What’s the difference between treating the sick patient in front of us vs. whole populations of patients? UW Neighborhood Clinics Executive Director Debra Gussin, Drs. Vicky Fang and Leah Marcotte, and Van Chaudhari, Population Health Management Administrator, discuss this broadened focus on serving populations as well as individual patients to prevent disease, promote health and reduce the burden of chronic illnesses.

Episode 4: Where the Rubber Meets the Road 

Key leaders of UW Medicine’s Project FIT (Financial Improvement Transformation) team — Chief Supply Chain Officer Erik Walerius, Larry Dean, MD and Steve Fijalka, PharmD — have a frank discussion about the financial challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and what we can all do to make a difference.

Episode 3: Cookbook Medicine: A Recipe for Success? 

Are standardized pathways just “cookbook medicine?” UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer Carlos Pellegrini and Drs. Heidi Gray and Venu Pillarisetty take a deep dive into building roadmaps and repeatable models for common clinical procedures that are key to care transformation and implementing the “UW Medicine Way.”

Episode 2: Put Me in Doc, The Patient as Team Player 

UW Medicine Chief Health System Officer Lisa Brandenburg and Drs. Carol Salerno and Danielle Lavallee discuss shared decision-making and partnering with patients to help deliver world-class, patient-centered care and improve communications, patient satisfaction and health outcomes.

Episode 1, Part 2: Acronym Bingo 

Dr. Dave Flum and Dr. Josh Liao detail the whys and hows of the road ahead and unscramble the alphabet soup of acronyms that dominate the care transformation conversation.

Episode 1, Part 1: This All Comes Down to Chickens 

Dr. Dave Flum and Dr. Josh Liao open the care transformation podcast series with a discussion of the changing healthcare landscape, including talking about insurers and policymakers, value-based care and bundled payments.