Healthcare Quality Week 2017: "Transparency or Quality – Which Comes First?" (RP1710C_102017)

Dallas, TX US
October 20, 2017

Healthcare Quality Week is a UTSW/PHHS initiative to discuss improvement strategies and best practices in patient quality and safety, health information technology, patient care delivery, and patient satisfaction. 

The year 2017 was in many ways the quiet before the storm.  Although little health care legislation was passed to date, market forces are continuing as ever before.  The delivery of superior quality will be challenged by the need for enhanced patient experience and enterprise-wide cost effectiveness. This activity will review the roles of health care costs, transparency and pay for performance as they effect the future of quality, and successful organizations will need to accomplish all of these.  In addition, the impact of genomics and telemedicine will also be discussed.

Target Audience

MD/DOs, NP, PA, Nurses, Scientists/Researchers, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Therapists, Administrators

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Medical Knowledge) and:

  • Describe the dynamics behind escalating health care costs
  • Identify the role of transparency in health care
  • Explain how successful organizations are using performance improvement techniques
  • Discuss the impact of telemedicine on the future of health care
  • Describe how genomics may significantly change how we practice medicine
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/20/2017 - 10:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/20/2017 - 11:00am CDT
Parkland | Private Dining Area
5200 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Course director:
Pranavi Sreeramoju, M.D.

Co-course director:
Carol Croft, M.D.

Steve Berkowitz, M.D.


Accreditation and Designation Statements


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this activity for 1 hour(s) in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics


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