Be There San Diego University of Best Practices and San Diego Right Care NIH Demonstration Project Steering Committee Leaders:
Anthony DeMaria, MD, University of Best Practices Chair; Immediate past Editor in-Chief, Journal of American College of Cardiology; Founding Director, UCSD Cardiovascular Center and Judith and Jack White UCSD Professor of Cardiology
Judith White, Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Patient Champion
Jim Dudl, MD, University of Best Practices Data Committee Mentor; Clinical Lead, Care Management Institute, Kaiser
Parag Agnihotri, MD, Medical Director, Continuum of Care, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group; Leader Be There San Diego Clinical Committee
Christine Thorne, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Be There San Diego
Our Right Care Initiative statewide collaborative founded the San Diego University of Best Practices with support from the National Institutes of Health, Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI) between 2009 and 2012. The work continues under the name Be There San Diego University of Best Practices, under the leadership of our founding chairman, cardiologist Anthony DeMaria of UCSD. For links to our Right Care Initiative Health Affairs abstract co-written with Be There San Diego showing 3,826 fewer Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospitalizations and $86 Million in savings associated with our initial NHLBI funded pilot, also documented in American Journal of Managed Care, as well as videos and research briefs, please see our web page.
The Right Care San Diego University of Best Practices started in 2011 and continues operating monthly Best Practices to this day under the banner of Be There San Diego.
As part of the Be there San Diego campaign to create a heart attack and stroke-free zone, the team adopted a Simplified Hypertension Treatment Approach.
More information on Be There San Diego can be found by clicking here.