Systems Thinking

Conference Presentation: Destination: Patient Outcomes – Our Journey to Improving Patient Care

Integrating Two Systems: Challenges and Practical Approaches to Integration

Sunday, January 21
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Mediterranean 3

Physician Credits: 1.0

Nursing CE Credits: 1.0

Pharmacy Credits: 1.0

ACPE UAN: 0809-9999-18-052-L04-P (Knowledge)

Session Description
The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is in Tarrant County, Texas is and is comprised on an osteopathic medical school, a new allopathic medical school, a college of pharmacy, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of public health and a school of health professions (PA program and PT program). UNTHSC has no teaching hospital. JPS Health Network (JPS) is Texas’ only state-mandated, publicly-funded county-wide network of health services with a 537-bed teaching hospital and 56 associated ambulatory and community-based primary care clinics with more than 1 million annual patient encounters. With discussions beginning in 2016, UNTHSC and JPS partnered in 2017 to restructure JPS’ CME/CPD program to be data-driven and improve the health of the community in ways that go beyond joint sponsorship. These discussions evolved into a vision of leveraging each organization's strengths to grow a unified vision of CME/CPD, and a collective impact that could significantly influence population health in the region. This unique partnership allows focused efforts by both organizations on healthcare issues identified using real-time data and registries to establish need and effectiveness. The lessons learned by the connection of two systems with similar missions but different cultures, different views of CME/CPD and different funding models can be valuable to any organization seeking to work with others to influence physician performance, and patient and population health. This moderated panel discussion will focus on key learnings while providing ample time for audience interaction through questions and answers. Challenges that could be discussed include: Communication, transparency, global strategy to operational strategy, identifying champions (early), trust, office infrastructure and firewalls, forming a cross-organizational team, etc.

Learning Objectives:

Pam McFadden

Associate Vice President, Professional and Continuing Education
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Pam McFadden is Assoc. VP of Professional & Continuing Education at UNT Health Science Center, leading the department for more than 24 years. Her efforts and interests are focused on using education as a catalyst for clinical improvement and increased safety in healthcare. She has led initiatives resulting in saving millions of dollars in healthcare expenditures. She is past-president of the Society of Academic Continuing Education and a 9-time ACEHP award winner.


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Joseph S. Green

Joseph S. Green, Ph.D.
Chapel Hill,, North Carolina

Dr. Green served as Senior Vice-President for Professional Development and Chief Learning Officer for the American College of Cardiology from 2007-2011. He also served as Associate Dean of CME at Duke University SOM from 1997 to 2004. Dr. Green is a Fellow in and served as President of ACEhp where he was a member of the Board and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2008 for significant contributions to the profession. He served as Founder and President of Professional Resource Network, Inc. for the past 30 years, serving the development needs of over 350 clients in Medical Schools, Specialty Societies, Hospitals, Communication Companies, State medical Societies and Pharma and Device companies in the US and abroad. He was also a member of the ACCME Accreditation Review Committee and was the Senior Staff Associate at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), where he served as the lead editor and primary author of the AAMC textbook in CME. He was also the lead editor and author (along with Piet DeBoer) of the book on Educational Roles of Clinician Educators. Dr Green has contributed to many journal articles on needs assessment and evaluation, strategic planning, instructional design, backwards planning, leadership and accreditation.


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Frank Rosinia

Executive Vice President & Chief Quality Officer
JPS Health Network
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Frank Rosinia is Executive Vice President & Chief Quality Officer at JPS Hospital. He has been directly involved with QI and patient safety for most of his career at the local and national level. Dr. Rosinia also serves as Professor of Health Mgmt. & Policy in UNTHSC’s School of Public Health. He is former Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Tulane University School of Medicine.


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Andrew Crim

Executive Director, Professional and Continuing Education
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Andrew Crim, CHCP, FACEHP has 22 years of experience in adult learning and instructional design of continuing education for health professionals, especially of physicians, nurses and pharmacists. He specializes in developing innovative methods to measure the outcomes of continuing education activities.

Mr. Crim was appointed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities between 2008-2016. He was appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council on which he currently serves. He is a presenter at local, national and international conferences and published researcher and educator. He is an experienced grant writer and strategic planner who has the ability to present complex data in a practical, easily understood manner. He recently co-published a manuscript resulting from his continuing education work in differential diagnosis of joint pain. He is a community volunteer and is currently earning a Masters degree in educational leadership.


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