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Austin, learn about your health here

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Austin residents will have access to a broad range of online learning modules intended to improve community health, thanks to a new partnership between the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas and the medical education platform OnlineMedEd. The Discovering Value-Based Health Care modules were developed by medical school faculty and students and are organized around the concept of value-cased care, or health care geared toward positive patient outcomes instead of charging for total services and procedures provided to a patient. The new model is expected to help lower health care costs by eliminating wasteful and unnecessary procedures, but has not been widely adopted by established internal medicine programs across the country. The medical school’s Texas Health CoLab innovation hub took the lead in creating and deploying the modules for wide public consumption.

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