Horty Springer March Grand Rounds: Back to the Basics – The Progressive Steps Continuum 3.7.23
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this audio conference, participants should be able to:
1. Identify common peer review practices that are legally risky and/or ineffective and fashion solutions to eliminate such practices from the existing peer review process
2. Identify collegial, non-disciplinary methods for managing peer review issues that confront them in their roles as physician leaders
3. Appropriately incorporate checks and balances into the peer review process in order to address common challenges, such as inconsistencies in reviews, follow-up failures, and inefficiencies in the peer review process
If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that every community and every hospital needs more
clinicians, not less. For that reason – and many others – it is essential that the peer review process
do more than pass judgment on the care provided by physicians and other practitioners. Peer
review has to help all clinicians improve and must focus on offering the assistance that is necessary
to keep providers within the community – and practicing – if at all possible.
During the March installment of Grand Rounds, we will discuss a progressive steps approach to
professional review that has been adopted by scores of Medical Staffs around the country. The
nuts and bolts of a review process that focuses on retention and assistance, not judgment and
exclusion, will be covered, including:
Graduated steps of the peer review continuum
Discipline as a last resort
The value of a central repository
Transparency – and why it’s the key to success!
The value of clinical review forms
How multidisciplinary peer review committees work
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Phil Zarone, JD
Ian Donaldson, JD
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Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 Attendance