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ASQ Webinar: Physician Profiles—Effect on Quality

Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 06:39

(American Society for Quality: Milwaukee, Wisconsin) -- Physician profiles are becoming an integral part of hospital appointment, reappointment, and ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE) as now required by The Joint Commission. A free seminar scheduled for Wednesday, July 30, 1-2 p.m. CDT, and offered via the Internet by the American Society for Quality will provide direction on creating a profile, as well as potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Henry Johnson, M.D., MPH, medical director of the MIDAS software division of ACS Healthcare Solutions, will provide insight on physician profiling. This event will be of interest to health care professionals involved with hospital medical staffs and others in health care administration, services, and policy information who need to provide themselves with the tools and the education to understand how to deploy ongoing professional practice evaluation and ultimately improve care delivery.

Dr. Johnson will examine how to build a quality profile that includes accurate and reliable data, how to design required quality performance measures and how to implement a step-by-step process that minimizes risk of failure. The seminar is sponsored by Statit Software.

Dr. Johnson’s experience includes serving the five-hospital Scripps Health System in San Diego as vice president of Clinical Measurement and Outcomes, and working as an Institute of Medical Quality surveyor for the California hospital accreditation program.   

“As the health care industry continues to change rapidly, we are pleased to offer webinars with experts who provide the most current insight to help professionals do their jobs more effectively,” said ASQ president Roberto Saco.

Health care professionals can register for the webinar via ASQ at www.asq.com/healthcareqps.

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