Thursday, May 2
Breakout Sessions: Set III
Demand for the latest test or diagnostic is blamed for being one of the most intractable drivers of spiraling health care costs. Health care public relations practitioners have a track record of encouraging people to want things — new drugs, procedures and therapies — but rarely is the focus placed on curtailing demand for tests that may not always be necessary. This presentation will show how the Choosing Wisely® campaign generates a national discussion, enlisting physicians to initiate conversations about overused and potentially unnecessary medical tests and procedures. Through media coverage, academic publications, professional communications and consumer products, the impact of Choosing Wisely® has engaged hundreds of thousands of physicians and hundreds of millions of consumers.
By attending this session, you will learn:
John J. Held, APR, director of communications, ABIM Foundation. Check out John's ComPRehension blog post, "Do's, Don'ts and Docs: Rx for Improving Health Care Through Physician and Patient Conversations."
Nicolas Ferreyros, account supervisor, GYMR Public Relations