Developing a Peer Review System Webinar
This program will review the process of setting up an effective peer review system. It will show how the program can be developed, who should be involved and what the components of such a program should be.
Too often, peer review systems tend to be decentralized in nature, and as a result, produce a very subjective peer review product. Contrary to popular belief, physicians do not inherently understand how to conduct affected peer review. The process needs to be centralized with immediate oversight from the medical executive committee. There should be a physician who is a senior member of the hospital executive staff who has overall responsibility for managing the peer review system. There should be a centralized committee, possibly a subcommittee of the medical executive committee, which manages the peer review system. The system should have a quality director whose sole responsibility is to manage the peer review system. The committee should have adequate staff to support it.
Effective peer review requires a concentrated effort to make sure that it identifies problem areas and problem practitioners. It needs appropriate protocols so that the program and its output remain objective.
Why Should you Attend:
This session is designed for healthcare executives, physicians, particularly physicians in medical staff leadership positions, as well as peer-review support staff and attorneys representing hospitals and physicians. You will want to attend to learn the ins and outs of developing an effective peer review program. If you are considering to implement a new peer review program or updating what you already have in place, this program will provide the insight necessary to produce an effective program.
Objectives of the Presentation:
The objectives of this presentation are to provide an overview of the process necessary to develop an effective peer review program.