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88X – Training Physicians to Lead in Quality and Safety

Wednesday, March 25th

About the Session

Originally developed in 2018 to develop a critical mass of faculty able to lead education in quality improvement and patient safety, the Jefferson College of Population Health has grown and evolved to encompass leaders from all areas of the healthcare leadership team. This hybrid program includes focused coursework, in-person sessions and a mentored improvement project designed to align improvement work with the participants’ practice or organizational improvement goals. This seminar will describe the program and results to date, providing lessons learned.

Topics covered include: the integration of core competencies in quality improvement and patient safety into physician professional development; establishment of a common commitment to excellence through team building and training, creation of learning experiences and development of skills in QI and PS assessment; access to and comfort in using clinical data to develop and assess the effect of appropriate educational interventions; improving frameworks for improved system performance; and establishing alignment and coordination of efforts between clinical and administrative leaders to ensure organizational coherence to sustain improvements. Participants graduate from the course with practical knowledge and the leadership skills needed for strategic execution of improvements. From this seminar, you will take away knowledge of the importance of developing physicians’ core competencies in quality and safety, which contributes to organizational excellence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of assessing leader confidence and developing core competencies in quality and safety as a strategic focus for organizational excellence.
  • Review the design and implementation of a structured program in quality improvement and patient safety to increase the leadership capacity of key clinicians.


Presented By

Willie H. Oglesby III, PhD, FACHE

Interim Dean
Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University

Mary R. Cooper, MD, JD

Program Director, Healthcare Quality and Safety
Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University