Before sending peer review information, a medical staff should first look at state laws to ensure it has a mechanism in place to make disclosures in a confidential manner. For example, Texas allows committee-to-committee disclosures, so for medical staffs in that state, it’s a best practice to...

When developing or fine-tuning a focused professional practice evaluation (FPPE) process, consider adopting a common reporting form that allows all proctors to share their observations in a standardized manner. Such forms also help to ensure that each proctor comments on all pertinent elements...

An increasingly common mechanism is to establish a formal information-sharing agreement between the hospital medical staff and the employed physician group. These agreements allow the parties to recognize that patient safety and the effectiveness of their credentialing, privileging, and peer...

By Teresa P. Sappington, FACHE, MBA, CIPM, CAPPM, CPHQ, CPMSM; Foreword by Robert Marder, MD

Featuring an unmatched combination of expert-vetted measures from the field and actionable guidance on their broader implementation, Performance Indicators: Clinical Specialty...

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