VPMA & Medical Staff Leadership Retreat: The "Peer Review" World Continues to Evolve Dramatically - And for The Better! Catch The Wave!

Allison Park, PA US
October 18, 2019

Target Audience

Physicians and allied health professionals

 

Learning Objectives

  • What is Peer Review & What are the Costs of Not Doing it Well?
  • Top 10 Tips for Creating an Effective and Constructive Peer Review Process for Clinical Performance Issues
  • Two UPMC Initiatives Relating to “Peer Review” Activities”
  • Stuff Happens on the Very Best of Medical Staffs!  And When it Does, Most Issues are Constructively and Successfully Resolved Via the Progressive Steps Continuum!
  • Beyond Collegial Discussions, PIP Options for Clinical Quality…that Work! 
  • The Physician Behavior/Patient Safety Connection – Does Any Doubt Remain?

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 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.
  • 4.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/18/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
10/18/2019 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
10/18/2019 - 4:00pm

 

 

October 18, 2019 Time

Topic

(CME Portion of the Seminar provided by Paul A. Verardi, Partner Horty, Springer & Mattern)

8:30 to 8:45 am

No CME credit awarded

Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Retreat

James W. Boyle, M.D. - CMO, UPMC Passavant

Daniel R. Sullivan, M.D., J.D. – Chair, Passavant Hospital Foundation

8:45 to 9:30 am

No CME credit awarded

Physician FPPE Application Overview

Douglas S. McGill, MSHCPM - Director, Clinical Outcomes & Professional Practice Evaluation, The Wolff Center of UPMC

9:30 to 9:50 am

Paul A. Verardi, Partner Horty, Springer & Mattern)

What is "Peer Review?" & What Are the "Costs" of Not Doing It Well?

  • • Regulatory and Legal Concerns
  • • The Human Factors…

9:50 to 10:10

No CME credit awarded

Break

10:10 to 11:30 am

Paul A. Verardi, Partner Horty, Springer & Mattern)

Top 10 Tips for Creating an Effective and Constructive Peer Review Process for Clinical Performance Issues – Yes, It Can Be Done!

Includes:

  • • R.I.P. "Peer Review" …and Viva "PPE!"
  • Increase the Focus on Sharing Educational "Lessons Learned for All" and "System" Issues
  • • "M&Ms" Are a Fantastic Tool for Education…Just Be Careful!
  • "Those Who Ignore History are Doomed to Repeat It" – Creating and Maintaining a Central Repository to Inform Thoughtful Interventions
  • Benefits of Utilizing "Informational" Letters
  • Options for Conducting Effective Specialty Reviews (Including Having Helpful Review Forms!)
  • • Obtaining Meaningful Input from Those Under Review
  • One Essential Key and Foundation for an Effective Process – Multi-Specialty Review Committee!
  • Solve the "Employed Physician Conundrum" – Coordinate and Integrate the Peer Review and Employment Processes
  • Modern Interventions that Work to Keep Patients Safe and Help Colleagues Be Successful!
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11:30 to 12:15 pm

Paul A. Verardi, Partner Horty, Springer & Mattern)

Two UPMC Initiatives Relating to "Peer Review" Activities

  • Role and Functioning of the New System PPEC – A Resource, Not Big Brother!
  • Policy on Sharing Peer Review Information Among UPMC Entities (Both "Push Notifications" and "Pull Requests")

12:15 to 12:45 pm

No CME credit awarded

Lunch

12:45 to 1:15 pm

Paul A. Verardi, Partner Horty, Springer & Mattern)

Stuff Happens on the Very Best of Medical Staffs! And When it Does, Most Issues are Constructively and Successfully Resolved Via the Progressive Steps Continuum!

  • Overview of the Progressive Steps Continuum
  • • Discipline is a Last Resort!
  • How to Conduct an Effective "Collegial Intervention" – Four Critical Steps to Success
  • How to Appropriately Document These Interventions – Tone and

Content! And Where Is It Kept?

1:15 to 1:45 pm

Paul A. Verardi, Partner Horty, Springer & Mattern)

Beyond Collegial Discussions, PIP Options for Clinical Quality…that Work!

  • Modern Interventions that Work to Keep Patients Safe and Help Colleagues Be Successful
  • • The Devil is in the Details!
  • • Example of How Far You Can Go to Help a Colleague in Modern PPE

1:45 to 2:45 pm

Paul A. Verardi, Partner Horty, Springer & Mattern)

The Physician Behavior/Patient Safety Connection – Does Any Doubt Remain?

  • There Has Been No Bigger Sea Change Than This One in our Industry!
  • • Those Medical Staff Approaches That Work, Those That Don’t
  • • Wisdom of a "Leadership Council"
  • • Essential Elements of an Effective Medical Staff Professionalism Policy
  • Effective PIP Options for Conduct – Different Than for Clinical Issues!

2:45 to 3:00 pm

No CME credit awarded

Break

3:00 to 4:00 pm

No CME credit awarded

PPE Update from the UPMC Trenches

James W. Boyle, M.D. - CMO, UPMC Passavant

Paul E. Phrampus, M.D. – Director Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER) University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Medical Director, Patient Safety, UPMC Medical Director - Donald D. Wolff Jr. Center for Quality, Safety & Innovation at UPMC

4:00 to 5:00 pm

No CME credit awarded

Social & Cocktail Hour – You Will Need It After a Day of Peer Review!

Cumberland Woods Village
700 Cumberland Woods Drive
Allison Park, PA 15101
United States

Paul A. Verardi,
Partner Horty, Springer & Mattern

 

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care 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.

Available Credit

  • 4.25 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.
  • 4.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/18/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Please login or register to take this course.

Call Reservations for meeting participation (not room reservations)

to the Administrative Assistant to the Medical Staff at (724) 589-6224

or e-mail at Andeja2@upmc.edu

 

Reservation Deadline – Saturday, September 1, 2019