This is a course for physicians and physician assistants who want to know more about health care leadership. Many physicians and PAs who take this course will go on to further training and become leaders and managers in their local clinical care settings. The course is a basic "boot camp" to familiarize physicians with the four important components of health care leadership: performance improvement, patient safety and high reliability; leadership and management of individuals, teams and organizations; planning and finance; and creating and maintaining a personal leadership development plan.
The course is designed from a social-constructivist point of view, which maintains that experienced adult learners do best when they work in teams to build new understandings of their previous experience by developing new, better-informed mental models. We will work in teams, sometimes face to face and at other times asynchronously, using multimedia resources and health care-oriented case scenarios to acquire a basic understanding of leadership, management and quality improvement.
Edward Walker, MD, MHA
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Unit 1 – Leadership and Management
Week 1 – In person
Module 1: Managing Yourself and Others
Module 2: Managing the Organization – Teams and Culture
Unit 2 – Quality and Patient Safety
Week 2 – Online
Module 3: Performance Improvement Basics
Week 3 – Online
Module 4: Patient Safety, Error Reduction
Week 4 – Online
Module 5: Disclosure of Error and the Just Culture
Unit 3 – Planning and Budgeting
Week 5 – Online
Module 6: Personal and Short Range Planning
Week 6 – Online
Module 7: Long Range and Strategic Planning
Week 7 – Online
Module 8: Finance 101 – Budgets and Revenue Management
Unit 4 – Synthesis and Application
Week 8 – Online
Module 9: Engaging Physicians in Change
Week 9 – Online
Module 10: Capstone Case Formulation
Week 10 – In person
Module 11: Planning for Next Steps
Presentation of your capstone project on the final day is required as assessment for the online portion of the course. No partial AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ will be awarded for the online activity.
The WSMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The WSMA designates this Other activity (blended course of live instruction and online enduring materials) for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria for up to 40 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
Dates of release/termination
This activity is available from January-December 2018. This activity was last reviewed and approved for CME credit Sept. 15, 2017.
The planning committee and faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose because the content of this activity is not related to products or services of commercial interests.