Health Care Careers
Allied health meeting looks at quality improvement, patient safety
At its annual meeting, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) examined ways to ensure the high quality of its accredited educational programs in light of the need for improved patient safety.
Keynote speaker Max Rogers, MD, of Afterburner Inc., brought his experience in military aviation to bear on the need for a better system of isolating and learning from medical errors. He discussed the dangers of task overload, channelized attention and lack of standardization in health care. Hierarchy is a challenge as well, added Dr. Rogers: When quality improvement is the goal, all voices should have equal weight. "It's not who's right, it's what right," he said.
The meeting also featured:
- A Washington update from Joseph Vibert, Executive Director of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors
- A spotlight on three of CAAHEP's professions (advanced cardiovascular technology, cytotechnology and medical illustration)
- Two panel discussions on collaboration among certification, accreditation and professional interests while remaining at "arms' length"
- A presentation of data on mistreatment of medical and allied health students
- A review of the importance of autonomy in the accreditation process
- A presentation on the CHEA recognition process that CAAHEP recently completed
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