Course overview

Redesigning Healthcare: Purpose and Meaning

This course demonstrates the transformation in healthcare that the VA has been driving through developing a model for the Whole Health System. This model is to shift from a disease management system to empowering people to take charge of their own health.

Tracy Gaudet, MD

 Conference Series

AIHM 2019 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • As stated by the National Academy of Medicine, “the disease-driven approach to care has resulted in spiraling costs as well as a fragmented health system that is reactive and episodic as well as inefficient and impersonal.” Now the nation faces an opioid crisis, which is a tragic symptom of the very limitations of our current find-it/fix-it medical approach. Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis—are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. The pain and suffering of so many, as well as the state of our country’s health and well-being, have created a moral imperative that can no longer be ignored. It is time to radically re-envision and redesign health care. To shift from a disease management system to a system designed to empower and equip people to take charge of their health, healing, and well-being, requires a bold transformation in healthcare. The VA has been driving this transformation and has developed a model for the Whole Health System.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Delineate the core drivers for the transformation of health care.
    • Define the critical elements of a health care system that is designed to empower and equip people to optimize their health and well-being.
    • Describe examples of current demonstrations of this approach and lessons learned.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Tracy Gaudet, MD

Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
About Tracy

Tracy W. Gaudet, MD, is the former Executive Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) National Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. This Office is charged with leading VHA’s transformation to Whole Health, an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and live their life to the fullest. This undertaking represents a fundamental re-envisioning and redesign in the philosophy and practice of healthcare delivery for our Veterans and our Nation.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.