Transitioning to World 2, Exploring Challenges Facing Respiratory Care

 Published: April 17, 2019

By: Heather Willden

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As part of Big Ideas Theater 2018, Garry Kauffman, MPA, RRT, FACHE, FAARC, discusses the challenges facing respiratory care as a profession. Specifically, he focuses on making the transition from World 1 to World 2.

According to Kauffman, World 1 is “the way we grew up.” He defines it as a fee-for-service delivery of care with no focus on patient value, safety, or advocacy. World 2; however, is value-based. Hospitals now receive benefits for hitting targets. World 2 focuses on cost, quality, and patient experience. Collaboration is also a big part of World 2.

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Big Ideas Theater 2018 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Congress speakers and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these brief interviews.

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Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Communications and Media for the AARC where she develops strategic content for the association and respiratory therapists everywhere. Connect with her about public relations and stories by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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