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|Technology and Value Assessment||November 14, 2019|
This Fall 2020 at SAGES, San Francisco, TAVAC engaged in small-group strategic planning on two fronts:
A research project. The preliminary areas of interest were:
1. AI to drive technology (with AI Task Force); algorithms for medical and surgical care.
2. Carbon footprint of technology (Green tech, biodegradables).
3. Bias in publications regarding devices; re-validate current devices in regard to bias.
4. Evaluate Non-FDA Approved procedures.
6. Best practices (ERAS), drive best practice use (work with VA).
7. Value of Weight Loss Interventions (Cost per Lb).
8. ICG in Colorectal Surgery.
TAVAC Goals. Using Value as the over-riding mission, and considering the “P’s”of stakeholders - Patients, Payors, Providers, Public - and the drivers of value - outcomes, safety, cost, choice, accessibility, physician health:
What is TAVAC trying to answer?
1. How to we define/measure value for different stakeholders? (Patients, providers, payers) – Find common/overlapping ground between groups, and Perception for each stakeholder group
2. What outcome measures are there, and which ones matter, and to who?
3. Absolute value versus relative value
5. Change “cost” to “value” in committee goals
6. Algorithm for defining value (quality/cost) and identifying quality and cost measures
7. Defining value relative to the overall healthcare system
TAVAC in the coming months will narrow these questions to a new, concise strategic plan that will guide it’s key products moving forward.
Ongoing Projects Update:
1. Tech alerts of new FDA devices published bi-montlhy
2. TAVAC documents on WATS3D, Cellvisio, VBA, endoluminal bariatric, microinstruments, stents, mesh are forthcoming.
Thank you to my co-chairs Sharona Ross and David Renton, and all of the committee members.
Shawn Tsuda MD
|Research and Career Development||November 5, 2019|
The Research and Career Development Committee has several exciting new initiatives:
· We are currently in the process of updating the Delphi study to determine the top research priorities of SAGES as an organization. We plan to complete this study by SAGES 2020.
· We plan to organize a joint subcommittee with members of the alternative task force to review the past awarded grants from 2015-2019 with the objective of identifying grants that have potential for external funding and provide the PI with infrastructure and mentoring.
· We are in the process of developing a Grantsmanship Masters sub-pathway which will become part of the future Leadership/Professionalism Masters Program
· We plan to work closely with the We R SAGES and Community Practice Committees to brainstorm on how to more effectively integrate leadership/professionalism/career development topics into the annual SAGES meeting program.
· We will continue to work with the Acute Care Task Force and AATS (in addition to other societies) to foster multi-societal collaborations on future registry studies.
|Bylaws||November 3, 2019|
SAGES Bylaws Fall Meeting Summary
October 27, 2019
Request for approval:
Budget request (if any): Not applicable
Timeline and metrics:
Sallie Matthews will assist with coordinating the presentation of these recommendations through the appropriate processes/protocols to allow for potential approval during our next scheduled meeting during ACS 2020.
Collaborators (if any – other committees/organizations):
|Technology Council||October 26, 2019|
The Technology Council will be holding its first formal meeting at the ACS San Francisco 2019.
The main agenda will be updating members on plans for the NBT summit on Feb 21. It is from that NBT summit that we hope much of the additional business of the Tech Council will arise. The NBT Summit is part of SAGES Innovation Weekend in February that will also include the Advocacy Summit and the AI Video Annotation conference.
Other matters to be addressed at the Tech Council will be hearing from committee delegates about technology related opportunities / challenges and sharing across committees and hearing innovative ideas that representative committees would like to sound against their peers. We will also be looking to hear committee delegates how best to facilitate communication and collaboration on Tech related issues without adding a new layer of bureaucracy.
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