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American Association for Physician Leadership

Available dates

Nov 1—3, 2019
3 days
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
USD 2350
USD 783 per day


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About the course

Discover how to design and implement systems that drive better patient and business outcomes. You will learn how to guide teams toward higher quality health care and demonstrate the use of performance tools that improve quality and ensure patient safety. By the end of the course, you will have explored cultures of high reliability, error mitigation, and plans to initiate quality movements within organizations.

Topics include:

  • The personal leadership characteristics necessary to create a sustainable, high-quality health care
  • The design details and implementation strategy for a basic quality management system
  • Eight common performance improvement tools
  • Six traditional strategies for influencing physician behavior to improve quality and cost-effectiveness
  • The critical components of an evidence-based medical staff peer review process

Course Objectives

  • Objectively describe the current level of medical care safety, and distinguish adverse events and error.
  • Give the definition for a high reliability organization (HRO) and its resultant culture of safety, and provide 3 examples of how HROs prevent, detect and mitigate errors.
  • Detail the principal components of the high reliability culture of commercial aviation and how it has provided a model for medical safety.
  • Describe the contents of an effective error disclosure policy and procedure.
  • Give a detailed summary of the Just Culture algorithm, and illustrate its application in the institutional response to error and adverse events.
  • Summarize the critical components of an evidence-based medical staff peer review process, and construct an evaluation tool for the ongoing evaluation of its effectiveness.
  • Using the Quality Status Survey Instrument and the AHRQ Culture of Safety Survey, outline a plan for returning to your home institution and initiating a basic quality improvement plan
  • Compare and contrast Quality Management and Re-engineering as alternative approaches to improving quality of processes within healthcare.
  • Describe the principal components of population-based care, and provide examples of each component for a particular chronic condition.
  • Describe the 6 traditional strategies for influencing physician behavior to improve quality and cost-effectiveness.
  • Define the 3 key elements of an alternative model for influencing physician behavior to improve quality.

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable)
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity’s post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours

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