New and noteworthy …
> Deadline approaching for Meek award
Nov. 7 is the deadline to make nominations for the 2020 Dr. Joe Meek Physician Leadership Award, which is intended to foster leadership among practicing physicians aged 40 years or younger and to develop future MSSC leaders.
> Conference looks at quality improvement and patient safety
KU School of Medicine-Wichita faculty and residents may benefit from a WCGME hosted half-day conference that will provide a breadth of quality improvement education that should appeal to residents and faculty of all specialties.
Topics covered include state-wide quality improvement initiatives and data from the University of Kansas Care Collaborative, quality improvement involvement and impact on physician well-being, local outpatient quality improvement initiatives and the impact of HealthICT, and local hospital use of data to develop and drive quality improvement initiatives.
Speakers include Dr. Bob Moser, Dr. Bob Badgett, HealthICT and Dr. Justin Moore, and Via Christi and Wesley Medical Center QI departments. They will educate participants on key quality improvement tools used to identify areas for improvement, develop interventions and analyze data.
The conference takes place from 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 4 at KUSM-W. To register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/QIconf19.
> ENLS Conference coming up
Physicians can earn up to 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM at this year’s Emergency Neurological Life Support course on Nov. 22.
The 2019 ENLS Certification Course is designed to help health care professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of a patient’s neurological emergency. ENLS demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management.
Registration deadline is Nov. 18. For more information or to register, please call Karletta Pergeson, CPPM, CPC, at (316) 962-2549, or e-mail her at Karletta.Pergeson@wesleymc.com.