The Scope with Dr. K — Episode 41

Comparing Notes on Innovation and Value-Based Care Across Specialties: A Conversation with Dr. Ami Bhatt, Chief Innovation Officer of the American College of Cardiology

On this episode of The Scope With Dr. K, Dr. Kosinski chats with Dr. Ami Bhatt, the chief innovation officer of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Bhatt’s charge is to fulfill the ACC’s mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for all patients. Dr. Kosinski and Dr. Bhatt compare notes on implementing value-based care in each of their specialties — from business models to the brass tacks of patient engagement.

Episode Takeaways:

  • Dr. Ami Bhatt was an early adopter of telemedicine and is passionate about the idea of creating larger systems of care that are based on allowing individuals to get care in the communities where they live that incorporate technology and in-person visits.
  • As chief innovation officer for the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Bhatt drives work in four pillars at the intersection of digital care and cardiology: virtual care, remote patient monitoring, data analytics and AI, and care at home.
  • Dr. Kosinski and Dr. Bhatt discuss how we can move from fee-for-service care, which has been the backbone of reimbursement in their specialties, into earlier detection of disease and active management prior to costly acute episodes.
  • Dr. Bhatt shares her dream value-based care model — it’s a must listen!

“Population-based, total cost of care makes sense because if you catch it that early, you’re going to make a huge difference.”