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Physician Leadership Education Sessions

Cultivating leaders to optimize their performance and add significant value to their organizations.




Effective credentialing and privileging processes are the cornerstone of safe and high-quality patient care within healthcare organizations. By equipping medical staff leaders with the knowledge and skills to assess their peers’ credentials and current clinical competencies, these processes ensure rigorous oversight of medical practice standards.

This session provides leaders with a clear understanding of regulatory requirements, best practices in verification, and the power of robust assessment tolls ultimately fostering a culture of excellence, accountability, and focus on patient safety.

Areas covered in session:

  • Understanding basic principles of credentialing and privileging
  • Managing red flag applications effectively
  • Optimizing performance of credential committees
  • Implementing privileges across a healthcare system
  • Verifying current competencies
  • Understanding OPPE, FPPE, and their role in credentialing and peer review

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Nursing Officers
  • Committee Chairs
  • Department Chairs
  • Medical Directors
  • Medical Staff Professionals


For medical staff leaders, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and exceptional patient care hinges on strong peer review and performance improvement capabilities. Effective peer review ensures adherence to established guidelines and identifies areas for growth. This session will help leaders develop effective methodologies for conducting fair and objective reviews, encompassing both clinical skills and professional conduct. Performance improvement education empowers them further, equipping them with strategies to analyze data, implement evidence-based interventions, and monitor outcomes.

This dual-focused education on peer review and performance improvement fosters a powerful environment of accountability and excellence. It encourages medical staff to continuously develop their skills, ultimately leading to optimal patient outcomes.

Areas covered in session:

  • Best practices in case review and peer review
  • Developing and implementing effective OPPE/FPPE
  • Avoiding Fair Hearings
  • Peer review vs. Morbidity & Mortality Conference
  • Creating positive engagement in peer review
  • Integration of OPPE/FPPE for effective credentialing and recredentialing processes

Who should attend:

  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Senior Physician Leaders
  • Medical Directors
  • Department Heads
  • Quality Improvement Managers
  • Peer Review Coordinators/Facilitators
  • Healthcare Administrators


Areas covered in session:

  • Governance: Learn to establish strong frameworks and policies that guide effective clinical practices and decision-making.
  • Meeting Facilitation: Explore techniques to lead productive discussions, manage diverse viewpoints, and reach efficient consensus.
  • Performance Measurement: Develop precise, measurable criteria to evaluate clinical outcomes and staff performance.
  • Professionalism Management: Gain expertise in maintaining ethical behavior, addressing disruptive conduct, and fostering a culture of professionalism, collegiality, and patient safety.
  • Clinical Quality Outcomes: Explore strategies to enhance patient care through evidence-based practices, continuous improvement processes, and teamwork.
  • Leading Through Conflict: Discuss strategies for crucial and challenging conversations.
  • Successful System and C-suite Navigation: Building relationships and leading within complex systems.

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Senior Physician Leaders
  • Department Chairs
  • Medical Directors

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