Systems-Based Practice Objectives
Modern medicine is practiced in a complex series of interwoven systems including insurers, hospitals, health care providers, private and public practitioners and the legal system. The residents must demonstrate an awareness of the larger context and system on health care delivery and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimum value.
PGY-1 Systems-Based Practice Objectives
The PGY-1 residents will:
- Demonstrate the ability to work well within their core clinical team.
- Participate in multidisciplinary rounds utilizing the different services (nursing, social work, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, case managers, etc.) to improve efficiency and patient outcomes.
- Show understanding of cost-effective patient care and resource utilization.
- Participate in evaluation of the systems we work in to improve patient outcomes, efficiency and physician satisfaction.
- Use best-case practice project, housestaff liaison committee, and housestaff meetings to change inefficiencies in the system and below standard care.
- Participate in the monthly Housestaff Meetings with the Program Director.
PGY-2/3 Systems-Based Practice Objectives
In addition to the above noted objectives, the PGY-2/3 will:
- Coordinate multidisciplinary care and provide leadership in the management of complex patients.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the multi-layered medical delivery systems (including hospitals, ambulatory sites, rehab medicine, and in-home care resources).
- Show the ability to work with extended care providers, especially with longitudinal chronic care in the outpatient setting.
- Demonstrate an understanding of managed care, federal versus private insurers and the social consequences of the uninsured.
- Present cases with our Department Quality Officer in our monthly M&M/Quality Review conferences; specifically, the resident will conduct a root-cause analysis of the issue and review his/her findings at the conference.