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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Clinical Quality Council

We had our second meeting of the Clinical Quality Council this week and I am thrilled with the group of physicians serving as members.  They were fully engaged, chomping on the bit to identify issues and projects, asking for ongoing education on clinical integration, penalties associated with potentially preventable complications, information on Maryland's Quality-based Reimbursement Methodology, evidence based guidelines, how to improve documentation and the list goes on.  One day after the meeting, I am hearing of these engaged physicians in the hospital talking about how they can really make a difference in guiding their colleagues toward improved performance and aligned incentives.  Awesome!

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