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OMSS Education - Professionalism

*View webcast to earn continuing medical education (CME) credit.
--Free for AMA members; $30-60 for non-members.
*Physicians Leading Change for Better Outcomes (Nov. 2013)
*Care Delivery: Physician Satisfaction/Sustainability (Nov. 2013)
*The role of the physicians as a leader in patient safety and quality: (Nov. 2013)

Aligning medical staff and hospital interests for better outcomes

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*Physician Wellness: (June 2013)

The medical and legal shift towards a culture of safety
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*The Joint Commission's Leadership Standard on Conflict Management: (June 2013)

Empowering medical staff leaders to advocate to "yes"
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*Physician Leadership During Challenging Times (June 2012)
*Leadership and the AMA Code of Medical Ethics (June 2012)
*Doing the Right Thing for Our Patients – Leading as a Professional (Nov. 2011)
Promoting a Culture of Safety (Nov. 2009)

CME credit is no longer available for this program.

Faculty

J. Bryan Sexton, PhD

Description

According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), "in a culture of safety, people are not merely encouraged to work toward change; they take action when it is needed." Leadership is a key ingredient in creating a culture of safety. Organizations can only improve upon their safety with direction and guidance from their leaders. Senior staff must be the driving force behind promoting a culture of safety through demonstrating their own commitment to safety of care and providing the necessary resources to foster an environment conducive to change. This program will demonstrate how healthcare professionals can work together as a team to promote a culture of safety and ultimately enhance patient care.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the attributes of successful leaders.
  2. Explain how to work together as a team of healthcare professionals, e.g. nursing, administration and medical staff to ensure patient safety.
  3. Demonstrate how to identify problems, fashion solutions to those problems and implement changes, which ultimately improve safety.

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The Individual Physician in the Organized Medical Staff: Rights and Wrongs (June 2009)

CME credit is no longer available for this program.

Faculty

Elizabeth A. Snelson, Esq.

Description

The American Medical Association (AMA) Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) represents medical staffs across the country. As a physician member of your hospital's organized medical staff is critical to know how you are protected and what your rights are within your medical staff bylaws. Where do you stand as a physician member of an organized medical staff? Do you know your rights? Are you concerned about your future practice in the hospital? As a leader, can you answer these questions for your colleagues in your organized medical staff? This program will provide you the necessary knowledge and tools needed to protect yourself as a physician member of your organized medical staff.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe what the law provides for physicians within the organized medical staff.
  2. Discuss what physicians need to both look for and watch out for in their medical staff bylaws.
  3. Illustrate how physicians can protect their rights within their hospitals' organized medical staff.
  4. Distinguish what to expect from accreditation and health policy trends regarding your medical staff membership.

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Generational Change and the Future of Healthcare Leadership (June 2009)

CME credit is no longer available for this program.

Faculty

Richard Corlin, MD, Past President, American Medical Association

Description

The differences between the current generation of health care leaders and the next - in terms of wants, needs, expectations and even language - are profound. Failure to understand the magnitude of these differences and to respond to them appropriately will diminish the ability of any organization to continue its relevance and fulfill its mission. Hosted by the American Medical Association Organized Medical Staff and Young Physician Sections, this lecture will highlight these differences and examine positive ways in which current leaders might welcome new and potential physicians into the profession and help maintain their interest in participating.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify specific behavioral and motivational difference between the two generations.
  2. Assess these differences and how they can affect each generation's style of leadership.
  3. Develop appropriate responses to these differences in a manner that encourages younger members' continued participation in our activities.
  4. Determine an alternative structure, schedule and organizational function in order to achieve continued importance in the lives of physician.

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Hospital-Employed Physicians and the OMS: Ramifications for Quality and Professionalism (June 2009)
Organized Medical Staffs & Disruptive Behavior (Nov. 2008)

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Faculty

  • Michael J. Schoppmann, Esq, Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann P.C.
  • Elizabeth Snelson, Esq., Counsel to Medical Staffs
  • Robert A. Wise, MD, The Joint Commission

Description

Disruptive Behavior amongst physicians and other health care professionals in hospitals impacts patient safety and the quality of care that is provided and has increasingly become an issue in the present healthcare system. In response, The Joint Commission has created a new standard that took effect in January 2009. This new standard, will require hospital administrators to adopt codes of defining disruptive behavior against the codes of conduct and developing procedures to invoke discipline. In this program Dr. Wise will discuss the new Joint Commission standard on Disruptive Behavior. Mr. Schoppman will describe the consequences to physicians when faced with disruptive behavior allegations. Finally Ms. Snelson will discuss methods for addressing disruptive behavior for Organized Medical Staffs to incorporate in their written processes.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define The Joint Commission's leadership standards regarding disruptive behavior.
  2. Demonstrate what can happen to physicians facing disruptive behavior charges.
  3. Illustrate and educate physicians on issues surrounding disruptive behavior and medical staff processes to effectively address these concerns.

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Principles for Strengthening the Physician–Hospital Relationship (June 2008)

CME credit is no longer available for this program.

Faculty

  • Stephen T. House, MD
  • James A. Goodyear, MD, FACS

Description

AMA's Principles for Strengthening the Physician–Hospital Relationship (AMA Policy H-225.957) were developed as recommendations for addressing the increasingly conflicted physician-hospital relationship. These principles also serve as a complement to the major revisions to The Joint Commission Medical (TJC) Staff Bylaws Standard MS. 1.20 that were recently adopted by the Joint Commission. Although the AMA has been an active participant in the formation of Standard MS.1.20, the revisions made to the standard do not address all of the necessary aspects of medical staff self governance and other guiding principles for strengthening the physician–hospital relationship. Attendees of this session will receive a copy of the AMA's Principles for Strengthening the Physician–Hospital Relationship to assist with implementation in your hospital.

Learning Objectives

  1. Inform Representatives, Delegates, Alternate Delegates and other Physician Leaders of the content and significance of the AMA Principles for Strengthening the Physician–Hospital Relationship as it relates to protecting medical staff self-governance, while successfully fulfilling the medical staff's responsibility for provision of quality and safe care.
  2. Implement principles in your own setting and serve as the catalyst to implement these principles in your hospital and as a part of your medical staff bylaws.
  3. Develop strategies to achieve a better working relationship between your Medical Staff, the hospital board and senior hospital management.

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