4:15-5:15 pm
Room: 222 ABC North

Do Peer Reviews for Quality Improve Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes?
Presenter: Kaleem Sayyed, MD MPH

The session is intended to show the value of quality peer reviews if done systematically will improve patient safety, providers practices, improve interdisciplinary communication, patient satisfaction, and eventually clinical outcomes. The participants will take away a template to use at their own facilities to initiate a quality peer review process. VA-based policies and procedures have been effective in improving patient safety, creating a just culture, improvement in provider practices and reducing errors. Errors in healthcare delivery account for the third highest cause of mortality in the US. It is imperative that healthcare organizations reduce errors in healthcare. One way to systematically do this to keep a track of 'bad' outcomes and learn from them so they don't happen to other patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create Just Culture in healthcare organizations
  • Analyze data to apply strong policies for peer reviews for quality
  • Apply principles of quality in improving patient safety
  • Develop a pathway to becoming a high reliability organization

Dr. Kaleem Sayyed has more than 10 years experience in quality Improvement, patient safety, risk management, and Lean healthcare, and implemented proven system and processes in eight healthcare systems for optimal improvements. He is trained as Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and has served as Baldrige Examiner for the State of Arkansas.

Audience Level: CPHQ/Mid
Topic: Quality Review & Accountability
Date: September 16