To help physicians prepare for, and thrive in, today’s value-based care environment with the goal of achieving the Quadruple Aim.
Quadruple Aim Initiative
SPDI™ was created for physicians, by physicians, to help you thrive in today’s value-based care environment by providing education on the business of medicine and best practices for outpatient surgery.
In 2017, Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) surveyed their affiliated physicians to see what they wanted from a healthcare partner. What we learned: there was an unmet need to learn about the business side of medicine. Since the introduction of SPDI™ in February 2018, we’ve been growing the program to support our core mission.
After 18 programs in 2018, we identified consistent key topics and the ideal learning formats. In 2019, we launched our video library and created day-long summits for a deep-dive into these topics.
Expanded focus to In-Practice Physicians
While the program started with a focus on residents, fellows and early career physicians, the feedback from how much our faculty learned from participating led us to add advanced value-based care topics.
A key function of value-based care is optimizing site-of-service. As more high acuity procedures continued to migrate into the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) setting, another need presented itself. A concierge-like Peer 2 Peer experience was created to support our affiliated physicians.
In 2020, as a response to COVID-19 we created virtual events to enable physicians around the country to continue benefiting from this education.
Launched SPDI™ Website
The SPDI™ website was created for easy access to register for webinars, view our upcoming symposiums at conferences, access our video library and learn about our Peer-2-Peer program.
SPDI™ is the physician education program of Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA). SCA relentlessly creates value in specialty care by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: achieving quality outcomes and delivering exceptional care to our patients and the communities we serve. SCA has a dynamic portfolio of specialty care businesses that allows us to customize solutions for our local partners, no matter the need or challenge.
From our SPDITM Executive Sponsors:
Chief Operating Officer, Surgical Care Affiliates
"In today’s healthcare environment we want to support our clinical providers to help achieve the Quadruple Aim. As a company that partners with Physicians, Health Plans, and Payers, one way we can accomplish this is to provide education specific to the medical and business aspects of a specialist practice. This provides outpatient specific best practices and ensures our partners thrive from a business standpoint."
Dan Murrey, MD, MPP
President, OptumCare Specialty Practices Chief Medical Officer, Surgical Care Affiliates
"With generational changes in payment models, care redesign, and business consolidation in healthcare, the prospect of entering practice as a physician can be daunting. It’s hard enough to learn to be a great clinician and surgeon. Now you need to understand systems and strategy as well. SPDI™ gives trainees, early career surgeons, and anyone working in a dynamic healthcare environment the tools to understand how to thrive."