MGH Department of Surgery Annual Quality Review 2021

January 21, 2021

This two-hour virtual conference will address the need for surgeons and staff to understand how quality is being defined, how it is measured, and how they are performing as a Department as well as individual divisions. Quality and safety improvement can't be made unless everyone understands the metrics and what needs to be improved.  The Department of Surgery Quality Directors will present information on their divisions from the annual report and will review ongoing quality and safety initiatives.

Reviewing the data and current initiatives will help bring uniformity and best practices and address areas in need of improvement.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for surgeons, residents, and staff from all divisions of the MGH Department of Surgery: Burns, Cardiac Surgery, General and GI Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant, Vascular, TESSCC, Pediatric Surgery, Laryngeal, and Community Surgery.

Learning Objectives

 Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review how their own divisions perform (compared to national benchmarks and benchmarks trended over time).
  2. Identify cross-cutting areas for performance Improvement.
  3. Recognize quality and safety data that are collected/reported across the department.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Massachusetts General Hospital - Department of Surgery & Mass General Brigham

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Participation
Course opens: 
12/11/2020
Course expires: 
02/21/2021
Event starts: 
01/21/2021 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
01/21/2021 - 9:30am
Cost:
$0.00

James Burns, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Center for Laryngeal Surgery Fellowship Program
Quality Director, Division of Laryngeal Surgery

Nahel Elias, MD
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplantation
Chair of Quality Improvement, Transplant Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Quality Director, Division of Transplant Surgery

Heather Faulkner, MD, MPH
Chief of Plastic Surgery, North Shore Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Quality Director, MGH Division of Plastic Surgery

Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH
Director, Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery
Director, MGH Weight Center
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Quality Director, Division of General Surgery

Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH
Director of Patient Safety & Quality, Trauma & Emergency Surgery
Director, Mass General Wound Center
Director, Center for Outcomes & Patient Safety in Surgery (COMPASS)
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Quality Director, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, & Surgical Critical Care

William Kastrinakis, MD
Chief of General Surgery, North Shore Medical Center
Surgical Director, Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center
Lecturer on Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Quality Director, MGH Division of Community Surgery 

Keith Lillemoe, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief
W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Peter Masiakos, MD
Director, Pediatric Trauma Services
Director, Pediatric Surgery Quality and Safety Committee
Co-Director, MGH Center for Gun Violence Prevention
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Quality Director, Division of Pediatric Surgery

John Schulz, MD
Medical Director, Division of Burns
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Quality Director, Division of Burns

Sunita Srivastava, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Quality Director, Division of Vascular Surgery

George Tolis, MD
Surgical Director, Coronary Artery Bypass Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Quality Director, Division of Cardiac Surgery

Cameron Wright, MD
Quality Chair, Department of Surgery
Mathisen Family Professor of Surgery in the Field of Thoracic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Quality Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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