WHA Launches Physician Quality Academy, Registration Now Open

January 20, 2017

Physicians are often assigned a role with a hospital or health system’s quality department or committee, or they are asked to lead a quality improvement project. Knowledge about quality improvement tools and principles can increase the likelihood that a physician will be more successful in and comfortable with his/her leadership role. 

WHA is pleased to launch the WHA Physician Quality Academy to ensure that physicians have access to the training and resources necessary to lead quality improvement initiatives. The Academy offers two non-consecutive days of in-person training and access to supporting resources both between and after the live sessions. Participants will learn to design and conduct quality improvement projects utilizing proven improvement models; interpret data correctly; facilitate physician colleague engagement in quality improvement and measurement; and, discuss quality requirements, medical staff functions and their link to quality improvement.

“WHA is a recognized leader among hospital associations nationwide in offering our members the support and training that are necessary to successfully implement quality improvement projects in their organizations,” according to WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding. “The WHA Physician Quality Academy is a new resource that we believe will assist our hospitals and health systems engage their physicians and help them lead quality improvement efforts within their health care organizations.” 

The Academy will be offered twice in 2017, which will allow a physician to choose the cohort that works best for his/her schedule: Cohort #1 will be held May 10 and July 21; and Cohort #2 will be September 29 and November 3. By enrolling, participating physicians are committing to and expected to attend both days of their enrolled cohort. Swapping between cohorts will not be permitted. Attendance will be limited to the first 100 registrants per cohort. Online registration is at http://www.cvent.com/d/wvq5nm.

The in-person sessions of the WHA Physician Quality Academy will be held at Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The Academy is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and WHA. AXIS Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians. AXIS Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration is now open for the two Academy cohorts in 2017. The full event agenda and online registration are available at http://www.cvent.com/d/wvq5nm. An event brochure is also included in this week’s packet. For more information contact Jennifer Frank at jfrank@wha.org or 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the January 20, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter