About the Session

This presentation will describe Alameda Health System’s use of a physician peer review process for reducing physician deviation from best practices and implementation of human-engineered safe designs for risk prevention. The presenters will describe how Alameda automated a high-yield, global event trigger list, identifying cases for peer review that align with highest risk events, system vulnerabilities and quality reporting programs. You will learn how the organization instituted a safety event classification strategy tied to accreditation, regulatory and clinical standards that prompts a causal investigation within 72 hours. The presenters also will share how they created quality improvement online training for providers to use in the systems analysis and peer review of cases. You will learn from how the organization used a learning health system approach to collect data generated from peer review and distribute it to physician and systems leaders to expose deviations from clinical standards.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify opportunities for cultivating physician engagement in patient safety, care quality and patient experience initiatives through the physician peer review process.
  • Apply a framework for peer review transformation that is replicable in most healthcare settings.