IMQ Medical Staff Conference early bird registration deadline is Sept. 30 September 27, 2017 General Hospital Medical Staff, IMQ, Institute for Medical Quality, Medical Staff 0 Register today for the 2017 Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) Medical Staff Conference and save. This event—held October 26 at the Embassy Suites SFO (Gateway) Hotel in South San Francisco—will deliver the information, solutions and best practices that physicians need to successfully lead their medical staffs. Join us for a day of learning, problem solving, fact finding and dialogue about ways to enhance the medical staff's effectiveness in meeting goals and improving quality of care and patient safety. This one-day course will address the critical challenges facing medical staff and is designed for physicians, hospital leaders, medical staff directors, credentialing specialists and quality improvement professionals. The conference will tackle some of the difficult decisions that face medical staffs, such as strengthening approaches to Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) when dealing with case review and setting up triggers that go from OPPE to FPPE. Participants also will learn how to integrate, evaluate and share meaningful data. Through examples and discussion, faculty will demonstrate how they can best position the medical staff to modernize quality improvement and peer review systems. The conference also will provide an update on Joint Commission standards and discuss standards that are most often found noncompliant. Ashby Wolfe, M.D., Region IX Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will discuss CMS initiatives related to patient safety, quality reporting and electronic medical record usage. AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM has been applied for and approval is pending. California Medical Association member discounts are available. For more information or to register, click here. Contact: Leslie Anne Iacopi at (415) 882-5167 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments are closed.