MISSION STATEMENT

Partners HealthCare  System is committed to supporting physicians and other healthcare professionals with education for providing the highest quality patient care. Through learning activities, Partners physicians and other healthcare professionals will address ways to improve clinical decision making, enhance patient management strategies, interpret new clinically relevant findings, and analyze health policy. Our activities will identify practice gaps to improve practice, integrate new findings, and implement state-of-the-art patient care. We will offer established and innovative learning options including live activities, performance improvement projects, self-directed learning and e-learning in all areas of healthcare. Our goal is to improve physicians’ competency, performance and/or patient outcomes, and measure these changes quantitatively and qualitatively.

Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The Partners CPD Office opened in July 2012. The office supports educational programming such as live symposia that are aligned with our mission statement. The office also functions as a change agent fostering new models of education that align with the rapidly evolving dynamics of health care reform, new pedagogical methods, advances in information technology, and the principles of implementation and dissemination science. Within the Partners Healthcare System, the CPD Office works to improve care by collaborating with our Quality Review Boards, Health Care Redesign Teams, and Primary Care Council to coordinate our respective efforts. We leverage a wide array of clinical gap assessment techniques, education intervention formats, and evaluation metrics to optimize provider behavioral changes and improve patient care. We provide physicians and their teams across the Partners system with learning options closely linked to their day-to-day clinical responsibilities.

Our office supports educational interventions for health care providers throughout the United States and around the globe, utilizing primary source subject matter experts from our many Harvard Medical School Affiliated Hospitals, other top tier academic medical centers, and experienced clinicians and researchers working in a range of community based, long-term care, and rehabilitative settings. It is a priority to foster interprofessional education (IPE), coordinating concomitant nursing and pharmacy accreditation, thereby promoting team cohesion to provide value based patient care. The PHS CPD Office works with collaborators to provide learning that improves healthcare.

At this time, the CPD Office employs a Vice President, an Administrative Director, a Senior Business Manager, three full-time Course Coordinators, a Research Coordinator, and a Ph.D. Educator. Click here to learn more about our staff.