Recorded Live: June 17, 2019
Prioritizing an aging practitioner policy is essential to protect both patients and practitioners
Nearly half of practicing physicians actively providing patient care in the U.S. are 55 or older, and many continue to practice well into their 70s and 80s. Hospitals and medical staffs have growing concerns over clinical competency as physicians age and they are challenged to create policies, peer review processes, and bylaws that are fair and effectively detect and address decline.
You will learn:
- What do the regulators/accreditors say about assessing the impact of aging and health-related issues?
- At what age do we begin treating aging physicians differently?
- Why is an aging policy essential?
- How to design a fair aging policy that protects practitioners and patients
- Initiating the aging practitioner policy conversation
- Signs that a physician is dealing with age-related impairments
- How to address competency issues
- When privileging needs to be reassessed/revoked
Highly effective medical staffs realize the importance of having a mechanism in place that helps identify and monitor potential impairments that effect a physician’s ability to safely administer care. An aging practitioner policy is a critical part of protecting the safety of patients and practitioners.
This webinar will provide attendees struggling to design an aging policy with Greeley’s methodology for identifying competency issues among senior physicians to prevent incidents that could have long-term consequences for both patients and practitioners.
Who should attend:
- Chief Medical Officers
- Medical Staff Officers
- Medical Staff Department Chairs
- Credentials Committee Chairs
- Medical Services Professionals
- HR Directors
- Employed Physician Group Leaders
- Physician Wellness Officers and Committee Members
Mary Hoppa, MD
Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS
Chief Credentialing Officer