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Leadership in health care change: If not physicians, then who?
Health system reform has accelerated the movement toward quality, value, accountable care and integration. As we enter a time of unprecedented change in health care delivery, physicians must be positioned to lead and ensure that the evolving system provides quality and value to patients and the community - regardless of the structure of the organization that provides the care or the nature of physicians' relationship with the organization. While physicians and hospitals must ultimately work cooperatively, some observers are concerned that hospitals are positioned and better funded to implement changes necessary to support quality and value initiatives, and that hospital-driven changes would look quite different than physician-driven changes. This program will provide practical information to encourage physician attendees to serve in a leadership capacity regardless of their practice setting and further the delivery of quality and value of patient care, which is the foundation of the patient-physician relationship. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335. If you have questions regarding the content, please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 1-312-464-5450.

Leadership in health care change: If not physicians, then who?
Release Date: May 3, 2013
End Date: May 3, 2014

Objectives

  1. Explain the importance of physician engagement in shaping the evolving health system, particularly in decisions and processes that drive quality and value.
  2. Identify the critical roles that physicians must play in improving the quality and value of patient care.
  3. Specify how other physicians have successfully led change within their communities and practice settings.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for physicians leaders, physicians in training, medical students and medical society staff.

Statement of Need
There is a need to help physicians better understand the role they can play in shaping the evolving health system and in improving quality and value of patient care. Hospitals are better positioned to lead this effort and hospital-led quality and value would take on a different shape than physician-led quality and value. In addition, there is a need to spotlight physicians who have already successfully led change within their communities and practice settings so others can learn from those successes.

Receiving Your Certificate of Participation 
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Planning Committee
Roger Brown, PhD – AMA CME Program Committee
Andy Lutzkanin – Governing Council, Medical Student Section
Krystal Tomei, MD – Speaker, Resident and Fellow Section
Claudia L. Reardon, MD – Governing Council, Women Physicians Congress
James A. Goodyear, MD – Governing Council, Organized Medical Staff Section
Shanda Lohse, MD – Governing Council Chair, Minority Affairs Consortium
James DeNuccio, MBA, FACHE – Director, Physicians in Practice
Carrie Waller – Manager, Group Practice Services

Faculty
Keynote: Alice Gosfield, JD

Panelists:
Allan Crimm, MD, PA
Michael O'Toole, MD, IL
Jerry Halverson, MD, WI
J. James Rohack, MD, TX

Hardware/Software Requirements to view these webcasts are:
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player

PDF Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher

Should you have any questions regarding this activity please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312.464.5450.


Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335.

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
46 Registered Users
Credits
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