Choosing Wisely: How Pathologists Can Influence Appropriate Testing (CWEM1401)
Dr. E. Blair Holladay, Executive Vice President, ASCP
Beccah Rothschild, MPA, Senior Outreach Leader, Consumer Reports
Richard L. Kravitz, MD, MSPH, UC Davis School of Medicine
Haya R. Rubin, MD, PhD, My Advice Doctor, Johns Hopkins University
George Lundberg, MD, President & CEO, Lundberg Institute
While pathology practice may not always involve direct patient contact, pathologists have an essential role to play in improving the quality of care by providing evidence-based guidelines to medical clinicians in order to assure that patients have the appropriate test available at the appropriate time. This course will help learners to understand the Choosing Wisely program and its recommendations, as well as build pathologists' communication skills to facilitate conversations about inappropriate testing with internists.
Intended Audience: Pathologists, Residents, and Laboratory Professionals
Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to:
- Recognize the importance and indications for using appropriate tests when considering a diagnosis.
- Use best practices in test ordering.
- Identify methods for overcoming communication, organizational, and systems barriers to implementing Choosing Wisely Best Practices.