The MEC Essentials Handbook
Your $115 order includes 5 handbooks!
Get the knowledge needed to serve as an effective Medical Executive Committee Member and fulfill the role well.
The MEC Essentials Handbook breaks down the medical executive committee role to facilitate understanding of the responsibilities and strategies for being an exemplary committee member. Oftentimes physicians end up in a leadership position without really knowing what the job entails and what they are meant to accomplish. This handbook can be used as a comprehensive guide for physician leaders throughout their appointment, providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge they may not have received as part of their medical school training and residency.
Plus, to make staff training easy, this handbook includes a customizable PowerPoint® presentation highlighting key takeaways covered in the handbook.
Benefits of The MEC Essentials Handbook:
- Assess, document, and comply with The Joint Commission’s core competencies
- Verify the competence of advance practice professionals and allied health professionals
- Understand the role of physician leaders in focused professional practice evaluation (FPPE), ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE), and peer review
- Overcome challenges presented by low- and no-volume providers and legal issues such as negligent credentialing
- Avoid costly, time-consuming fair hearings
- Oversee professional conduct and confront disruptive behavior
- Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of the medical staff, management, and board
- Describe the dimensions of physician performance
- Explain the role of MEC as oversight for the credentialing and privileging committee
- Explain the role of MEC as oversight for the peer review, quality, and patient safety committees
- Describe the MEC's role in overseeing disruptive physician behavior, according to the law and Joint Commission standards
- Identify the seven factors of successful medical staff development planning
- Derive strategies to streamline MEC meetings
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Roles and responsibilities of the medical staff, management, and board
Chapter 2. The Power of the Pyramid: How to achieve great physician performance
Chapter 3. The MEC’s role in credentialing and privileging
Chapter 4. The MEC’s role in peer review, quality, and patient safety
Chapter 5. The MEC’s role in managing professional conduct
Chapter 6. The MEC’s role in strategic collaboration with the hospital
Chapter 7. Effective MEC meetings
Meet the experts who bring you Medical Staff Leadership handbook series
Richard A. Sheff, MD
Dr. Sheff serves as principal and chief medical officer for The Greeley Company. He is a leading faculty member for The Greeley Company's national seminars and provides educational and consulting services on a wide range of topics to hospitals, physician organizations, and other healthcare entities. Sheff has authored numerous books on healthcare-related topics, is a popular national speaker, and serves on the faculties of the American College of Physician Executives and The Governance Institute. His previous positions include VPMA, IPA president, PHO medical director, president of a corporation that owned and operated physician practices, and group practice medical director.
Robert J. Marder, MD
Dr. Marder is an advisory consultant and director of medical staff services with The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., in Danvers, MA. He brings more than 25 years of healthcare leadership and management experience to his work with physicians, hospitals, and healthcare organizations across the country. His many roles in senior hospital medical administration and operations management in academic and community hospital settings make him uniquely qualified to assist physicians and hospitals in developing solutions for complex medical staff and hospital performance issues. He consults, authors, and presents on a wide range of healthcare leadership issues, including effective and efficient peer review, physician performance measurement and improvement, hospital quality measurement systems and performance improvement, patient safety/error reduction, and utilization management.
Note: Each order contains 5 handbooks.