Fellowship Timeline Overview


A Preview of the Next Eleven Months

We break the fellowship up into phases of curriculum. As you go through the fellowship year, you will build on the previous phases as your move forward.

The curriculum consists of our CERC "bootcamp", a literature review, site observations, model input synthesis and model needs, concepts, care model iteration and cost modeling, IVPs, creating the model paper and implementation guides.

Phase 1: Bootcamp

CERC "Bootcamp" is an intensive 5-week lecture period. We have innovators, scholars, healthcare leaders, and nationally distinguished individuals speak for 90 minutes, with half of the session reserved for an open discussion. This serves as an introductory training in the design discipline and in the clinical and economic features of target conditions.  

Phase 2: Literature Review

Our literature review provides an opportunity for fellows to evaluate the most up to date clinical care publications in regard to their care model topics. While processing the literature we ask our fellows to determine inflection points in the cost curve for their care model by determine costs and price for performance from frontier sites. 

Phase 3: Observations

The observation phase allows our fellows to visit sites that have identified from their literature review as frontier sites, and sites recommended from CERC leadership. Observations typically are 1-2 days where fellows are given the ability to fully emerge themselves into different organizations, and experience different approaches to delivering care. 

Phase 4: Input Observation Synthesis and Model Needs

Fellows build on their experiences from bootcamp, and learnings from the literature review and observations to identify major needs of their models. These needs are then categorized to separate higher order from lower order needs. 

Phase 5: Concepts

Concepts is our brainstorming phase. Fellows are asked to generate a large number of concepts and then to take the top concepts and determine their effect on triple aim. 

Phase 6: Care Model Iteration and Cost Modeling

Elements from top concepts are then incorporated into the care model. Model prototypes go through rapid iterations, with feedback from mentors, CERC leadership, and outside stakeholders.  During this phase fellows will also complete cost modeling for their care model. 

Phase 7: IVP

Irresistible Value Propositions (IVPs) allow fellows to pitch their care models to stakeholders that may pick up the care model. Fellows will gain experience preparing and presenting for IVPS through mock IVPs and coaching from CERC leadership. 

Phase 8: Model Paper

Our fellowship provides fellows resources and support to have a published paper on their care model.  

Phase 9: Implementation Guides

Fellows are asked to create an implementation guide for their care models. This guide should be everything the future pilot site would need to know to ensure the model is running correctly.