Assessing Competency & Credentialing Concerns in Early- & Late-Career Practitioners - On-Demand

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Assessing Competency & Credentialing Concerns in Early- & Late-Career Practitioners - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thursday, March 21, 2019 

Presented by: Todd Sagin, MD, JD

Medical staff leaders are obligated to assess each practitioner’s capacity to perform all requested privileges. Yet, who wants to tell a colleague that his or her ability to care for patients may be waning with age? To avoid singling out practitioners, some medical staffs have begun implementing policies that spell out stricter vetting and monitoring processes for older practitioners. Other medical staffs worry that these policies themselves are what single out the practitioners in question.

During this 90-minute webinar, attendees will receive guidance to determine if an age-related policy is right for their organizations, identify resources for fitness-for-duty screenings, and discuss legal issues that could arise from over-vetting or under-vetting late-career practitioners.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the literature that associates physician age with diminished clinical competency and the ability to practice safely
  • Enumerate multiple strategies for the assessment of late-career practitioners and the interventions available to protect patients
  • Identify the demographic challenges posed by an aging physician workforce
  • Describe how other fields and nations deal with older working individuals


  • Why are late-career physicians a concern?
  • Age demographics of the physician population
  • How do other fields address aging workers?
  • How do other nations address “senior” physicians?
  • Physicians’ perspectives on late-career practice
  • The evidence connecting aging with quality and safety
  • Policies and best practices: Organizational responses to concerns about “late career” practitioners
  • Case study
  • Legal concerns
  • Additional options and resources
  • Live Q&A


Who Should Listen?

  • MSPs
  • Medical staff leaders
  • Physician leaders
  • Medical staff services department staff
  • Credentialing personnel
  • CMOs and VPMAs
  • Quality directors

Meet the Speaker

Todd Sagin, MD, JDTodd Sagin, MD, JD, is a physician executive recognized across the nation for his work with hospital boards, medical staffs, and physician organizations. He is the national medical director of Sagin Healthcare Consulting, which provides guidance on a wide range of healthcare issues. Sagin is a practicing family physician and geriatrician who has held executive positions in academic and community hospitals and in organized medicine. He frequently lectures and facilitates retreats on medical staff affairs, physician leadership skills, relationships between hospitals and doctors, strategic healthcare planning, governance, and related topics. Sagin serves as a faculty member for organizations such as The Governance Institute, American College of Healthcare Executives, and National Association of Medical Staff Services. He served for more than half a decade as the vice president and national medical director of The Greeley Company. Sagin is also the medical director of LifeGuard, a national physician competency assessment program that works on behalf of licensing boards, hospitals, and the medical profession. He is the board chair of Volunteers in Medicine, which facilitates the establishment of clinics across the nation that provide care for uninsured and underinsured patients.


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet.