Medical Staff Leadership: Series

Course Description

As a leader on your hospital's medical staff, you likely carry out peer review, make complex credentialing and privileging decisions, and fulfill other critical responsibilities that directly affect patient care.

These decisions are critical for hospital success, and even your own and your colleagues' livelihoods. Moving into an important medical staff leadership position without any training just sets you up to fail.

You may not be able to commit the time and resources to leadership and management training appropriate for a career physician executive — that doesn't mean you have to face these new and often difficult challenges unprepared.

 

Target Audience

 

This CME activity is intended for physicians and other health care leaders who wish to gain the management skills needed to be more effective leaders on their hospital’s medical staff.

Formats

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Overview

This course provides an overview of medical staff leadership, including best practices for leading effective and efficient medical staffs, medical staff structure and management, governance, and physician-hospital relations.

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Albert L. Fritz, MHA, HG Healthcare Consultants, LLC
InterAct Express

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the influence and accountability of physicians
  • Define standards of behavior and performance
  • Describe skills and policies for managing disruptive physicians

Quality and Patient Safety

This course focuses on the physician leader's role in reducing medical errors, improving quality and increasing patient safety.

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Mark A. Smith, MD, MBA, FACS, HG Healthcare Consultants, LLC

Course Objectives

  • Define what it takes to create a culture of quality
  • Describe how to improve current frameworks for system performance
  • Recognize the role of physician leaders in reducing medical errors, improving quality and increasing patient safety

Credentialing and Privileging

This course provides an overview of the best credentialing and privileging practices. 
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Albert L. Fritz, MHA, HG Healthcare Consultants, LLC
InterAct Express

Course Objectives

  • Compare the myths and realities of credentialing
  • Recognize how to reduce the risk of lawsuits
  • Identify solutions to cross-specialty and new technology privileging dilemmas

Finance

Mark Covaleski, PhD, CPA
University of Wisconsin

This course provides an introduction to finance — the vocabulary, translating reports and the economics of revenue and cost. 
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Course Objectives

  • Discuss the essentials of budgeting and financial statements
  • Use the language of finance to effectively communicate with CFOs and hospital administrators
  • Recognize how to make effective resource allocation decisions

Meetings and Organizational Politics

Michael Guthrie, MD, MBA, FACPE
University of Colorado – Denver

Know when meetings are really necessary and structure meetings that yield clear results, and deal with “no-shows,” “late shows” and disruptive personalities. Master how to use power effectively, and build support for ideas, goals and missions.
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Course Objectives

  • Describe best practices for running more effective meetings
  • Demonstrate how to use group dynamics to build support
  • Apply techniques for group decision-making

CME

Live Conference - 18 CME Credits
InterAct Express (self study) - 18 CME Credits

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships and Potential Conflicts of Interest

Consistent with ACPE CME policies, everyone involved in the development, management, presentation and evaluation of this CME activity has provided full disclosure information, and there are no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. 

Method of Physician Participation

Live Course - To earn CME credit, you must attend all the sessions for this course, be engaged in the lectures, and read the course materials. Estimated time to complete course - 18 hours.

InterAct Express (self-study): To earn CME credit, you must watch all the lectures for this course, and read the course materials and complete an online CME quiz. Estimated time to complete course - 18 hours.

Evaluation Method

Each ACPE CME activity includes an evaluation process to determine that the learning objectives have been met and that the activity was of educational value to the target audience and was unbiased. The evaluation also assesses whether or not the CME activity resulted in a change in physician practice behavior and offers participants a method of feedback. 

Course formats and materials

Live Conference: PDF materials are available for download.

Expiration Policy: Links to course materials are active for twelve months beginning on the start date of live and InterAct courses, and for twelve months following registration and payment for InterAct Express courses.

Discounts may not be used in combination. Only one discount may be redeemed per purchase.

InterAct Express (self-study): Course website for lectures and readings, there is no online discussion or assignments for Express.

Expiration Policy: Links to course materials are active for twelve months following the end of live and InterAct courses, and for twelve months following registration and payment for InterAct Express courses.

Discounts may not be used in combination. Only one discount may be redeemed per purchase.

Hardware/Software Requirements

System: Microsoft Windows 2000 or later / Mac OS X v10.4 or later
Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0 or later / Safari 3.x or later / Firefox 3.x Windows.
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Accreditation — The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation for Live course— The American College of Physician Executives designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Designation for InterAct Express— The American College of Physician Executives designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Original Course Release Date (InterAct distance education only) — March 2012.
Course Termination Date (InterAct distance education only) — March 2015.