We are pleased to announce that the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society has recently named the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) as the sole recipient of the 2016 Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award. Created in 2009, the Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award recognizes and honors outstanding programs that model best practices in medical professionalism and education. “Alpha Omega Alpha is pleased to recognize and promote Vanderbilt’s work to improve professionalism among physicians nationally and internationally,” said Richard L. Byyny, M.D., FACP, executive director. Please click HERE to access the AOA Honor Medical Society website and read the full article.
We are pleased announce that our new article “Using Coworker Observations to Promote Accountability for Disrespectful and Unsafe Behaviors by Physicians and Advanced Practice Professionals” is the cover story of the April issue of The Joint Commission Journal of Quality & Patient Safety. Our latest publication gives readers a practical roadmap for implementing a program for soliciting co-worker observations and an infrastructure for dealing with identified issues. We have also been honored by an accompanying editorial by Richard C. Boothman, JD. Please access the article and editorial HERE.
In addition, Becker's Hospital Review provides a summary of the work HERE
The Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) is an education and research center based at Vanderbilt University that supports professionalism as the foundation of safe, quality healthcare. Since 2000 we have partnered with over 70 Healthcare Organizations to provide Data Tools and Effective Processes for promoting Professional Accountability.
Our proprietary PARS® (Patient Advocacy Reporting System) product uses our database of Over 25,000 National Healthcare Professionals along with evidence based processes to Promote Professionalism, Reduce Malpractice Risk and Increase Patient Satisfaction.
Visit our Scholarship and Publications page HERE
Please join Gerald B. Hickson, MD, William O. Cooper, MD, MPH, and Charles E. Reiter, III, JD in Nashville September 30 and October 1, 2016 as we continue our mission to make healthcare kinder, safer and more reliable.