Making it Better

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Making it Better

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: ACCMA Offices
6230 Claremont Ave. 3rd flr.
Oakland, CA 94618

This module will discuss methods of improving systems, including the tools of quality improvement such as the Model for Improvement, PDSA cycles and fishbone diagrams. We will address risk management and patient safety and approaches to developing a culture of improvement and safety. The session will also look at principles of population management, including populations with chronic illness and with multiple problems. Participants who complete this module will be able to describe these methods and approaches and how to implement them in their work environment.

Instructors: Dr. Read Pierce and Dr. Hilary Worthen

*Dinner Included

Read Pierce, MD

Guest Speaker

Dr. Pierce is Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Dell Medical School where he also serves as Associate Chair for Faculty Development and Wellbeing in the Department of Medicine. Previously he founded the Hospital Medicine Section at the San Francisco VA Medical Center; the University of Colorado’s Hospital Medicine Division. He has worked locally and nationally with many organizations to improve healthcare quality and safety.

Hilary Worthen, MD

Course Director

Dr. Worthen is an internist who has served in many leadership roles, including CMIO, at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a public academic health care system affiliated with Harvard and Tufts medical schools. He taught leadership for physicians through the UCSF’s Healthforce Center for nine years, and is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Dr. Worthen has served as course director for the first two cohorts of the Physician Leadership Program on UC Berkeley’s campus.

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