Series description

Optimal Care focuses on the quadruple aim to improve patient outcomes while decreasing low value or wasted care. The Optimal Care Grand Rounds series focuses on aspects of care important to primary care providers (PCPs) and their patients. This multisession, accredited series will provide PCPs with actionable content that addresses evidence-based diagnosis and treatment approaches for many of the high-priority complex diseases frequently encountered in practice. Discussion of emerging clinical evidence and strategies to improve care will enable PCPs to gain new perspectives and increase their competency in providing care that is optimal for their patients.

2023 Continuing education 

Earn 1.00 CME/NCPD credit for each activity completed. This series is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, PAs, nurses, nurse practitioners and other HCPs who have an interest in increasing their knowledge of the current state of care for many of the highly visible and complex diseases encountered in daily health care practice. 

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January 2023

Unlocking Patient-reported Outcomes to Advance Quality, Experience and Decision Making 

Presenter: Prakash Jayakumar MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Director of Value-based Health Care and Outcome Measurement, The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School, Austin, Texas 

  • To claim CME/NCPD credit for attending the Wednesday, January 25th activity, please click HERE
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March 2023 (Registration Now Open!)

Active Surveillance and Management of Prostate Cancer

Presenter: Scott E. Eggener, MD, Bruce and Beth White Family Professor of Surgery (Urologic Oncology), Vice-Chair of Urology, Director of High Risk and Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic, University of Chicago
Activity description: Early-stage prostate cancer, which is confined to the prostate gland, grows slowly and has a five-year survival rate of approximately 99 percent. Early detection and diagnosis can have a significant impact on prognosis and quality of life; however, questions still exist regarding the best approach to screening and active surveillance of this disease. This activity will provide an overview of the natural history of early-stage prostate cancer and review current data on the benefits and drawbacks of screening. It will discuss important aspects of diagnosis and describe evidence-based strategies for detection of early-stage prostate cancer.
This live webcast will be held twice. Each webcast will present the same material.

2023 Activities (Coming Soon!)

Topic: Optimal Use of Pharmacotherapy and Bariatric Surgery in the Management of DM2 and Obesity

Topic: Pillars of Kidney and Cardiovascular Protective Interventions in Chronic Kidney Disease

Topic: Patient-engagement Tools: Palliative Care in Primary Care

Topic: Cancer Screening Overview on Benefits and Harms of Over and Under Screening

Missed a previously held live session? 

All live activities are recorded and available on-demand for CME/NCPD credit approximately two weeks after every live activity.  

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: February 14, 2025 

New Trends in the Management of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: May 3, 2025 

Advanced Degenerative Joint Disease and Chronic Lower Back Pain: Evidence-Based Approaches to Care (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: August 1, 2025 

New Trends in Cardiology Imaging (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: November 16, 2025 

Unlocking Patient-reported Outcomes to Advance Quality, Experience and Decision Making (On-Demand)
Activity Expiration Date: January 28, 2026 

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This series is provided by Optum Health Education and Optum Health, Clinical Performance.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this series.

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