About This Module

Healthcare costs in the United States continue to increase at an alarming rate and a significant portion of this cost is driven by “unwarranted use,” in other words, tests and medications ordered by physicians that are of little value.

In response to this need, this module introduces the concepts of high-value care and equips learners with tools that will enable them to practice medicine with cost-consciousness. The module was developed for Pediatric Resident and Fellow trainees at Texas Children’s Hospital. Faculty members and trainees at other institutions may also find these concepts and materials helpful.


Module Components

  1. A 30-minute didactic presentation that introduces the concepts of high-value care.
  2. Two (2) brief interactive cases that reinforce the concepts of high-value care and provide the opportunity to apply the tools you have acquired.
  3. An online post-intervention evaluation form.
  4. A follow-up online questionnaire that will be emailed to learners 4 months after they complete the post-intervention survey.


Faculty and Presenters

Lauren LaRue Walker, M.D.

Fellow, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital

Dr. Walker has an interest in medical education and healthcare policy. She is currently a part of national collaborative to develop a high-value care case-based curriculum for Pediatrics. She developed the module's content and served as the presenter of the module's materials. 

Jennifer Rama, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program
Texas Children’s Hospital

Dr. Rama is is actively involved in medical education at the residency, fellowship, and departmental levels. Her main educational interests include the development of innovative curricula and program evaluation. She developed and reviewed the module's content.

Stephen Whitney, M.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital
Professor, Practice of Healthcare Management
Jones Graduate School of Business
Rice University

Dr. Whitney teaches courses on healthcare management, quality, operations, and policy at both institutions. He served as a reviewer for the module's content. 



This module was funded by the Texas Children’s Hospital Education Scholarship Award.

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