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  • Best-practice guidance for revising your peer review processes

    Join us on Thursday, October 6, at 1 PM ET, for Benchmarking Your Peer Review Program: Applying Best Practices and Removing Barriers to Success. During this 90-minute webcast, expert speaker Robert J. Marder, MD, will provide examples and solutions from organizations around the nation who have successfully revised their peer review programs. This webcast offers benchmarking guidance to measure internal peer review processes and implement proven solutions.

    You’ll also learn how to implement multi-specialty peer review, identify barriers impacting peer review programs, develop reporting to the medical executive committee, and create a positive peer review culture. For more information, click here.

  • Physicians want digital tools to work efficiently

    Nearly half of physicians responding to the American Medical Association’s digital health survey reported being highly enthusiastic for new digital health innovations. These digital tools, however, must improve workflow and efficiency if they are to be adopted into clinical practice. Read more.

  • Rethinking procedural volume

    Procedural volume is a perpetual sticking point in performance measurement, but is its form more controversial than its function?

    In the medical staff realm, volume is typically expressed in whole numbers—the practitioner must perform so many procedures to qualify for clinical privileges or to satisfy established professional practice evaluation thresholds—but a new study published in the BMJ showcases a different approach. Read more.

  • Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission proposes licensure process

    The medical licensing tool aimed at expediting the process through which physicians can obtain licenses to practice in multiple states is one step closer to becoming a reality as more details of the process come into focus. Once it's up and running, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact will allow physicians licensed in one participating state to gain licensure in other participating states without having to repeat the entire licensing process in each state.

  • OCR ramps up HIPAA enforcement efforts

    The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) stepped up HIPAA enforcement in a big way this year. The agency handed down more than $5 million in HIPAA settlement fines in one week in March, and in July reached a HIPAA violation settlement with Advocate Health Care in Illinois that carried a $5.55 million payment. OCR kicked off phase two of its HIPAA Audit Program and will likely complete desk audits of covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA) by the end of the year. Comprehensive on-site audits may occur early in 2017.

  • Legal and regulatory news roundup

    Find out what's happening in the world of federal healthcare regulations by reviewing some recent headlines from across the country.

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  • The Future of the Medical Staff

    In a 90-minute webcast titled The Future of the Medical Staff: Implementing Change in a Challenging Environment, expert Richard A. Sheff, MD, will address specific actions medical staff leaders and MSPs must take to manage unavoidable change in an increasingly challenging environment. Sheff will focus on common problems, such as improving quality healthcare while reducing costs and looking to the future, by discussing the evolution of new medical staff models. This will be followed by a live Q&A.

    Join us for this webcast on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 1 PM ET. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

    • Make the case that their medical staff needs to change to remain relevant
    • Identify opportunities and develop strategies for helping physicians change clinical practice patterns to improve quality and reduce costs
    • Design an approach to strengthening medical staff leaders’ knowledge, skills, and performance in leading the medical staff through change
    • Describe the evolving role of MSPs in the medical staff of the future

    For more information about this webcast or to register, click here.