March 14, 2015

Connecticut Choosing Wisely® Summit 2015
On March 14, 2015, the CCWC brought together hundreds of like-minded healthcare providers and consumers for an informative event at Quinnipiac University to learn more about this initiative.

December 9, 2015

Choosing Wisely: Vanderbilt's Experience

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been implementing Choosing Wisely recommendations on select inpatient services, engaging first-year residents to senior hospital leaders. Speakers from Vanderbilt provided an overview of their experience including successes, challenges, and outcomes. This program came together based on a joint effort by the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA), the Connecticut Choosing Wisely Collaborative, Middlesex Hospital and Qualidigm.

Left to Right: Donald Brady, MD, Vanderbilt - Mark Safalow, MD, Middlesex Hospital - Meghan Kapp, MD, Vanderbilt - Anne Elwell, MPH, Qualidigm - Nancy Yedlin, Donaghue Foundation - Wade Iams, MD, Vanderbilt - Mary Cooper, MD, Connecticut Hospital Association

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Urban Service Track Project on Antibiotic Use

In 2014, Donaghue and other CCWC members

sponsored an Urban Service Track Internship on antibiotic use in primary care settings with the goal of gaining insight on antibiotic prescribing practices and the Choosing Wisely® patient education brochures.

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Archived News & Events

December 2, 2015

CCWC Nominated as a Finalist for Healthcare Heroes Award

The Health Care Heroes Awards (a yearly program produced by the Hartford Business Journal) identifies outstanding leaders in the health care industry who are the epitome of a "hero."  The CCWC was proud to be nominated in the "Advancement in Healthcare - Innovation" category.

June 5, 2015

Better Health Conference 2015
On June 5, 2015, nearly 500 consumers and healthcare professionals jointly attended the second annual Better Health: It’s Your Health, Take Charge Conference.  Attendees learned why everyone should be active consumers of healthcare and how they could become activated consumers and participants in their own health and healthcare.  Chuck Bell, Programs Director, Consumer Reports gave the lunchtime keynote ”Choosing Wisely: More Medicine Doesn’t Mean Better Medicine.”