Kansas’s peer review and mandatory incident reporting structure and its standard-of-care determination model has remained largely unchanged since it was mandated by law nearly four decades ago. Health care professionals, risk managers, health care executives and regulatory agencies are increasingly asking whether this system is an effective means to promote patient safety, improve patient outcomes, and facilitate performance improvement while respecting physicians’ and other clinicians’ rights. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on Dec. 7 for this important discussion about peer review and performance improvement in Kansas and explore how we can work together to improve healthcare professionals' working lives while improving patient care.
Performance Improvement: Starting the Conversation
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Dec. 7, 2022
KMS/KAMMCO conference center, Topeka
Register via University of Kansas Medical Center
Who should attend: physicians, chief medical officers, hospital CEOs, risk managers, nurse leaders, risk managers, or others responsible for conducting peer review and quality improvement in Kansas hospitals and other health care facilities.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Kansas Hospital Association, the Kansas Medical Society, the University of Kansas Health System, the Kansas Center for Rural Health, KAMMCO, and in collaboration with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.
7:30 a.m. — Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. — Welcome and Overview of Conference, Robert Moser, MD
Goals of the Conference, Kim Templeton, MD
8:45 a.m. — What is Peer Review? Elizabeth (Libby) Snelson, JD
9:30 a.m. — The Kansas Statutory and Regulatory Background – How We Got Here, Jerry Slaughter
9:45 a.m. — The Law and Peer Review, Tucker Poling, JD
10:15 a.m. — Break
10:30 a.m. — Panel Discussion: What Does Peer Review in Kansas Look Like Today? Moderator: Robert Moser, MD. Panelists: William Barkman, MD; Sarah Good, MHA; Craig Concannon, MD; Aimee Zimmerman, BSN, RN
11:30 a.m. — Moving from Peer Review to Learning Opportunities; Other States’ Experiences, Alan Verrill, MD
12:15 p.m. — Lunch & Learn: Best Practices for Peer Review Today, Elizabeth Snelson, JD
1:30 p.m. — Small Group Breakout Sessions
2:30 p.m. — Groups Report Out and Discuss Next Steps
3:30 p.m. — Adjourn