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The Role of the Physician as a Leader in Patient Safety and Quality: Aligning medical staff and hospital interests for better outcomes
Increasingly, hospitals and physicians are being asked by both payors and regulatory agencies to quantify what they are doing to improve the safety and quality of care. This imperative provides both a challenge and an opportunity for physicians and hospital administrators to come together to develop and implement solutions for the delivery of safer and more efficient care. Physicians have historically viewed patient safety issues in the hospital as an administrative or nursing function and have allowed policies and procedures to be built around them. As a result, physicians often find it challenging to effectively work within these systems. Additionally, the development of policies and procedures in this manner raises concerns about medical staff self-governance and independence. Physicians can overcome these difficulties by taking the lead in setting the course for the hospital on how to provide safer, higher quality, and more efficient care. This program will explore strategies for engaging physicians as leaders in hospital quality improvement initiatives and for developing the collaborative relationships between physicians and hospital administrators upon which the success of these quality initiatives depends. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content of this activity, please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.
The Role of the Physician as a Leader in Patient Safety and Quality: Aligning medical staff and hospital interests for better outcomes 
Release Date:
February 17, 2014
End Date: February 17, 2017

Objectives
At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  1. Define the emerging role of the physician as a leader in advancing patient safety efforts in the hospital.
  2. Recognize the role physicians have in enhancing the safety culture in an organization.
  3. Develop tools to establish a link between safety and quality outcomes and physician professional evaluations.
  4. Develop a model for incentivizing institution-specific and physician-relevant performance outcomes.
  5. Integrate physician input at the ground level into building the electronic medical record process to help facilitate alignment for achieving safety and quality goals.   

Target Audience
This activity is designed for medical staff physician leaders (Chief of Staffs, Medical Staff Presidents, Medical Directors and Medical Staff members), medical staff service professionals and medical staff legal counsel.    


Statement of Need
There is a need to provide education on the role physicians have in enhancing the safety culture in an organization. Specifically there is a need to explore strategies for engaging physicians as leaders in hospital quality improvement initiatives and for developing the collaborative relationships between physicians and hospital administrators in order to provide safer, higher quality and more efficient care.  

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: practice-based learning and improvement; interpersonal and communication skills; and professionalism. 

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education credit for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee
James DeNuccio, MBA, FACHE - Director of Physicians in Practice/AMA

Matthew Gold, MD - OMSS Governing Council Alternate Delegate/AMA
Gale Hazen, MD - OMSS Governing Council Member-at-Large B/AMA
Mary Kelly - CME Program Committee/AMA
Raj Lal, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Dolleen Licciardi, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Arthur D. Snow, Jr., MD - OMSS Governing Council Chair/AMA
John Spurlock, MD - OMSS Governing Council Secretary/AMA
Melvyn Sterling, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Kathryn Pajak, MEd - Program Development Administrator, OMSS/AMA
Keith Voogd - Senior Policy Analyst, OMSS/AMA
David J. Welsh, MD - OMSS Governing Council Vice Chair/AMA
Lambert Wu, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA


Faculty
Donald David, MD - Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Chief Patient Safety Officer, City of Hope

Disclosure Statement 
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, neither the planners nor the faculty have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Receiving Your CME Credit
In order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must: 1) view the webinar, 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering 4 out of 5 questions correctly and, 3) complete the evaluation.

Hardware/software Requirements
Adobe Flash 9.0.115 or above

Audio speakers or headphones

Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.

MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.


Should you have any questions regarding the content of 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 800-621-8335. 


Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Member Price
$37.50
Non-Member Price
27 Registered Users
Credits
1.25 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians