WHA Launches Physician Quality Academy

May 19, 2017

Physicians and providers from hospitals and health systems across the state attended the first session of the WHA Physician Quality Academy May 10. The Academy is designed to provide knowledge about quality improvement tools and principles to increase the likelihood that a physician will be more successful in and comfortable with his/her quality leadership role. The first session focused on designing and conducting quality improvement projects, engaging physician colleagues in quality improvement and measurement, physician profiles and the role of physician leaders in quality work.

"WHA is a recognized leader among hospital associations nationwide in offering our members the support and training 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 will assist our hospitals and health systems engage their physicians and help them lead quality improvement efforts within their health care organizations."

The format for the Academy combines didactic learning, exercises and generous time for discussion. "The academy participants were highly engaged throughout the day with discussion about how to apply the quality concepts being presented," said Kelly Court, WHA chief quality officer. "I was very impressed with the willingness of everyone to participate and share their experiences and advice with one another. This culture of sharing is very similar to what we see in our quality work with their non-physician counterparts."

Registration is still open for the second cohort of the academy on September 29 and November 3. The full event agenda and online registration are available at www.cvent.com/d/wvq5nm.

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.

This story originally appeared in the May 19, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter