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AMA-OMSS Meetings & Events

The 2016 OMSS Annual Meeting was held June 9-11 in Chicago.

Key takeaways

 

1. In order to remain relevant in today’s changing healthcare environment, medical staffs must continually provide value to their hospitals and health systems. Medical staffs can demonstrate such value by, for example, leading quality improvement initiatives at their organizations and making their organizations places where physicians actually want to practice medicine. The OMSS is committed to helping medical staffs achieve these goals.

2. Revisions made last year to requirements for reporting to the National Practitioner Data Bank may cause significant harm to physicians if medical staffs do not take appropriate actions to safeguard their members against unnecessary and unfair reporting. The OMSS will continue to educate medical staff leaders on this issue and advocate for a permanent solution to this problem.

3. As more physicians become hospital employees, medical staffs face new challenges in engaging and aligning all members, regardless of their employment statuses or practice settings. The OMSS will develop and provide guidance to “mixed” medical staffs that encourages and facilitates the involvement of all of their members in an array of medical staff activities.

 

Meeting follow-up materials

Note: You must log in to your AMA account to download these documents. If you do not have an AMA account you will be prompted to create one. Creating an AMA account is free and open to both physicians (AMA member and non-member) and non-physician members of the public.

Meeting summary

Meeting summary presentation
OMSS representatives are encouraged to use this presentation to update their medical staff peers on the happenings of the meeting and on the ongoing work of the Section.

Proceedings
Outlines all policy actions taken by the Section at the 2016 Annual Meeting

Education program materials

Note: You must log in to your AMA account to download these documents. If you do not have an AMA account you will be prompted to create one. Creating an AMA account is free and open to both physicians (AMA member and non-member) and non-physician members of the public.

Education program faculty bios

Presentation by Susan DuBois, NAMSS President-elect

Linking EHR connectivity with data analytics: Providing value for physicians and patients in the transforming system
(Friday, June 10, 7:45-830 a.m.)

Improving EHR usability and interoperability
(Friday, June 10, 8:30-9 a.m.)

Tackling quality improvement through Targeted Solutions
(Friday, June 10, 9:15-10:15 a.m.)

Washington update
(Friday, June 10, 1:45-2:15 p.m.)

  • Presentation slides will not be available for this program.
  • Learn more about the AMA's advocacy work

Preparing for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
(Friday, June 10, 2:15-2:45 p.m.)

Integrated leadership for hospitals and health systems: Principles for success
(Saturday, June 11, 7;45-9:15 a.m.)

Developing medical staff leaders
(Saturday, June 11, 9:30-10 a.m.)

Peer review the right way: Correcting your medical staff bylaws
(Saturday, June 11, 10:15-11:15 a.m.)

Physician employment discussion group -- Physician employment: Key considerations
(Saturday, June 11, 11:30-12:30 p.m.)

Become an OMSS representative

Although all AMA members are invited to attend the OMSS meeting, only certified OMSS representatives are permitted to fully participate in the meeting (e.g., submit resolutions, make motions, vote).

OMSS representatives play a key role in the functioning of the Section. In addition to representing the interests and concerns of their medical staffs at biannual OMSS meetings, OMSS representatives serve as a two-way conduit for the transfer of vital information between the OMSS and medical staffs across the country. We hope that you will consider fully participating in the activities of the Section by becoming an OMSS representative today!

Contact the OMSS with any questions about becoming an OMSS representative.