The Future of Healthcare and the Impact on Plastic Surgery (Live Spanish Simulcast) Sat, Sep 21 10:00-11:00 a.m.

The American healthcare system is broken. Doctors are unconnected with each other, paid on a piecemeal basis, using information technology from the last century and relatively leaderless. As a result, it is the most expensive system by far in the world, but produces hundreds of thousands of deaths from medical error and poor care, while failing to offer patients the conveniences they demand in every other part of their lives. Healthcare was the number one issue for voters in the 2018 mid-term elections and the issues will become magnified dramatically in 2020.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the failures of the American healthcare system today
  2. List four opportunities to improve in the future
  3. Outline the impact the recent election will have on medical care delivery
  4. Discuss the implications for plastic surgery and what each physician needs to do differently going forward

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.