The Intersection of Quality and Peer Review

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The Intersection of Quality and Peer Review - On-Demand

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The Intersection of Quality and Peer Review - On-Demand

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Presented on:Thursday, November 5, 2020 

Presented by: Mark A. Smith, MD, MBA, FACS

Does it often seem like your quality department and medical staff services department are doing the same work related to peer review and quality improvement? Historically, these two processes have been developed separately and lived in siloed departments. In this 90-minute webinar, speaker Mark A. Smith, MD, MBA, FACS, will explore how to realign these departments to minimize duplicative work while also ensuring your peer review processes remain effective, efficient, and unbiased.

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

  • Define at least three areas where peer review and quality improvement overlap
  • Develop at least three strategies to improve and streamline an organization’s peer review and quality improvement processes
  • Identify improved patient care or fiscal outcomes that can be achieved with process redesign


This program will cover:

  • Definitions of quality and peer review
    • Common quality activities
    • Common peer review activities
  • Areas of intersection/overlap
    • Fundamental tools
  • How to benefit from the overlap
    • Structure
    • Process
    • Outcomes
  • Impact of redesign
    • Culture
    • Resources
    • ROI
  • Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Chief medical officers
  • Vice presidents of medical affairs
  • Risk managers
  • Peer review coordinators
  • Directors of quality
  • Directors of quality improvement
  • Directors of performance improvement
  • Directors of regulatory compliance
  • Medical staff services directors
  • Medical staff services managers

Meet the Speaker

Mark A. Smith, MD

Mark A. Smith, MD, MBA, FACS, is an independent senior healthcare consultant with HG Healthcare Associates. He previously served as the chief medical officer with Morrisey Associates Inc./Morcare LLC. Smith brings 30 years of clinical practice and hospital management experience to his work with physicians and hospitals across the United States. For the past 12 years, he has practiced as a clinical assistant professor of surgery in the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Section at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. Smith’s clinical practice as a surgeon and multiple roles in senior hospital administration make him uniquely qualified to assist clients in the areas of system quality and performance improvement, peer review, ongoing and focused professional practice evaluation, management of deficient practitioner performance, criteria-based privileging, low-volume practitioners, ED call, and external focused review. Smith is a board-certified vascular surgeon. His previous positions include president of the medical staff, chief of surgery, chair of the peer review committee, and medical director of cardiac surgery at Desert Regional Medical Center.


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. 

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