Invite Your Providers Today to WHA 2018 Physician Quality Academy, May 15-16

January 26, 2018

In an effort to ensure providers have access to training and resources necessary to successfully lead quality improvement initiatives, WHA is once again offering its WHA Physician Quality Academy in spring 2018. The 2018 Academy is scheduled May 15 - 16 at the WHA Training Center in Fitchburg.

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,” Dickson said about his experience at the Academy.

Hospital and health system leaders are encouraged to register their physicians and advanced practice providers who are involved in quality improvement for the Academy. To further enhance the learning, have them attend as part of a dyad, registering a nurse leader or quality improvement leader as well.

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.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Academy. The agenda and online registration are available at An event brochure is included in this week’s packet.

This story originally appeared in the January 26, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter