Defining Physician Role in QI is Key to Patient Safety

Successful Physician Leadership Learning Day at North Central Health Care

November 20, 2018

Physicians and support staff at North Central Health Care in Wausau gathered on Monday, November 11 to spend the day learning and discussing key concepts in quality improvement (QI).  WHA Physician Improvement Advisor Dr. Bobby Redwood and WHA Chief Quality Officer Beth Dibbert led the group discussion about science of improvement implementation, physician leadership, and data-driven decision making.
“Fantastic dialogue occurred during and between the sessions.  Our physician’s role in quality improvement was better defined for our organization and we came away with clear actions for process improvement internally and monitoring. Good energy was transferred over the course of several hours,” said Michael Loy, CEO of North Central Health Care.
“Physician-led and supported quality projects can be very effective in reducing patient harm and improving efficiencies in care delivery processes,” noted Dibbert. “Appropriately engaging physicians and integrating them in patient safety can accelerate the success of this important work.”
If you are interested in hosting a Physician Leader QI session at your organization, contact WHA Chief Quality Officer Beth Dibbert.

This story originally appeared in the November 20, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter