Physicians and other advance practice providers 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 provider will be more successful in and comfortable with his/her leadership role. To ensure providers have access to the training and resources necessary to lead quality improvement initiatives, WHA is offering a 2018 cohort of its WHA Physician Quality Academy.
Erik Dickson, MD, FAAFP, chief physician executive for HSHS Western Wisconsin Division, attended the Academy in 2017. “Attending the Physician Quality Academy provided the basics of quality measurement and improvement. I felt it was perfect for busy physicians to get a good understanding of quality and the importance of being involved in hospital quality committees,” shared Dickson about his experience at the Academy.
Over two consecutive days of training, Academy participants 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 2018 Academy is scheduled May 15 and 16 at the WHA Training Center in Fitchburg. Encourage your physicians and advanced practice providers who are involved in quality improvement to attend, and encourage them to attend as part of a dyad, bringing a nurse leader or quality improvement leader to attend with them, to further enhance the learning.
Registration is now open for the 2018 Academy. The full event agenda and online registration are available at www.cvent.com/d/mtqztx. An event brochure is included in this week’s packet as well.