IEEE EMBS/Computer Society & COMSoc/SP Joint Chapters - Austin, Meeting We must now graduate from “the century of the molecule to the century of the system.”


IEEE EMBS/Computer Society & ComSoc/SP Austin Joint Chapters

With the startup of EMBS Chapter in Austin, we are excited to invite the Local Professional community to our first lecture of 2017 entitled


We must now graduate from “the century of the molecule to the century of the system.”


By Dr. CHRISTOPHER MORIATES, MD Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Dell Medical School | The University of Texas at Austin



The model for medical school curricula has largely not changed over the past 100 years. However, as others have pointed out, we must now graduate from “the century of the molecule to the century of the system.” Medical trainees need to learn about how to improve complex systems and how to help ensure we are creating model healthy cities. Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is the first medical school opened at a Tier I research university in nearly 50 years. This presentation will discuss some of the innovative curricular models being introduced at Dell Medical School, as well as efforts to engage resident physician trainees in programs to improve safety, quality and value.




 Dr. Chris Moriates is the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is responsible for creating an innovative curriculum for value-based healthcare for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education, as well as building a robust value improvement program that engages healthcare providers across the healthcare community in Austin. 

Dr. Moriates co-authored the book Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill, 2015), which Dr. Atul Gawande calleda masterful primer for all clinicians.He led the creation of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Cost Awareness curriculum for internal medicine residents, which was described in JAMA Internal Medicine, and featured in a perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a founding editor for the “Teachable Moments” series in JAMA Internal Medicine. He is also the Director of Implementation Initiatives at Costs of Care, a global non-profit organization curating clinician insights that drive better care at lower cost. 

He previously worked with the American College of Physicians on their national High-Value Care curriculum, and he co-chairs the annual Costs of Care/ABIM Foundation Teaching Value & Choosing Wisely Competition. He speaks internationally on topics related to educating clinicians about healthcare value and how to implement high-value care programs.

Prior to joining Dell Medical School, Dr Moriates was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF, where he led the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value’s Caring Wisely™ program, the Division of Hospital Medicine High-Value Care Committee, and the internal medicine residency’s Cost Awareness curriculum. 

He recently won the “Young Physician Achievement Award” from the ACP California Chapter, and the “Thomas Evans Teaching Award” from the UCSF Department of Medicine.

 Dr. Moriates received his Medical Degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSF.


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Free F&B



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  Date and Time




  • 9505 Arboretum
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78729
  • Building: AT&T Labs
  • Room Number: #220
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  • Starts 01 January 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 18 January 2017 04:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
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6:00 p.m. Networking and Gathering 

6:20 p.m. Call to Order, Announcement

6:30 p.m. Presentation 

7:30 p.m. Q&A

8:00 p.m. Meeting Survey Feedback, Networking