Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of management 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: A panel of 2011 finalists for the Medical Director of the Year award will discuss the different ways that they have found success within their own facilities to help bring about positive results. Panelists will call on their own experiences in helping to improve patient care, impacting quality indicator profiles, educating facility staff, educating attending physicians and assisting in the survey process. The panel will offer a candid discussion of what works and what doesn't. Overcoming common obstacles that get in the way of successful medical direction will be addressed.
Describe the role of the medical director in long term care given healthcare reform and culture change movement.
Discuss the medical director's impact on quality of care, patient safety through changing culture.
Explain the role of medical director leadership in changing systems of care through engagement and strategic thinking.
Identify specific lessons learned from an expert panel of medical directors.
Speakers(s): Sabine Maria von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD, AMDA's 2011 Medical Director of the Year; Additional Panelists TBD