Invite your Physicians to WHA Physician Quality Academy

January 27, 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 offering the WHA Physician Quality Academy to member hospitals to ensure that physicians have access to the training and resources necessary to lead quality improvement initiatives. The Academy is designed for physicians and advanced practice providers who have an assigned role related to quality measurement and improvement within a WHA member organization. For physicians who fit that description, share this message with them and encourage them to register at

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.

The Academy will be offered twice in 2017, allowing 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, so register your physicians today at

This story originally appeared in the January 27, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter