Medicine Quality Summit 2017: Patient and Physician Experience


Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Huntington Global Center for Health Innovation & Convention Center
Address: 1 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114; Driving Directions
Parking: Map; Please park in Huntington Garage off of Lakeside Avenue (enter through W 3rd entrance) or in a metered parking spot. Please inform the parking attendant upon entry and exit that you are attending the Medicine Quality Summit (no voucher needed).

Quality Summit Agenda

Learning Objectives and Professional Practice Gaps:

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of the problem, contributors, consequences and prevention of physician burnout
  • Summarize the state of research, education and academic strategic plan at UHHS
  • Describe current blood pressure targets and guidelines for the management of hypertension
  • Identify epidemiology, UHHS initiatives, limitations and management of C. difficile infection
  • Describe the overview of MACRA and implementation to physician quality documentation
  • Outline current health care transition activities, improvements and implementations
Practice Gap: Identify a UH system approach to the identified learning objectives to increase awareness of physician burnout, academic mission in an integrated health system, implication and current management of hypertension, challenges of treatment ana management of C. difficile, implementation of physician quality documentation, and application of health care transition process.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: "Physician Burnout: Causes, Consequences and Solutions" by Colin West, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic


  • Describe the scope of the problem of physician burnout
  • Discuss contributors and consequences of physician burnout and distress
  • Summarize evidence-based methods to prevent burnout and promote physician well-being

Resources: Physician Burnout.ppt

"Enhancing the Academic Mission in an Integrated Health System" by Daniel Simon, MD, President, UH Cleveland Medical Center


  • Discuss the state of research and education at UHHS
  • Describe the academic strategic planning process
  • Discuss the vision, structure, and implementation of the academic strategic plan



Hypertension in the Post-SPRINT Era (Jackson Wright, MD, PhD; Mahboob Rahman, MD)


  • Describe the implications of the SPRINT and ACCORD clinical trials for practice
  • Discuss current recommended blood pressure targets for different patient populations
  • Discuss current guidelines for hypertension management

Resources: Hypertension in the Post-SPRINT Era.ppt

Challenges of C. difficile Infection (Amy Ray, MD; Claudia Hoyen, MD)


  • Describe the local, regional, and national epidemiology of C. difficile infection
  • Discuss UH system initiatives to decrease the impact of C. difficile infection
  • Discuss diagnostic test limitations and management options


Overview of MACRA (Elizabeth Hammack, Associate General Counsel)


  • Explain overview of MACRA
  • Implement optimal physician quality documentation
  • Discuss physician quality activities

Innovations in Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care (Patience White, MD; Nathan Stehouwer, MD; James Chmiel, MD; Kimberly McBennet, MD)


  • Rate your clinic/practice in its current health care transition activities
  • Recognize the national case and evidence for pediatric to adult health care transition improvements
  • Define the six-core-elements approach and tools for implementing the AAP/ACP/AAFP health care transition clinical report
  • Describe lessons learned from implementing the six-core-elements approach in health care transitions and new health care transition reimbursement codes

LEADERSHIP PANEL DISCUSSION (Moderator: Robert Salata, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Colin West, MD, PhD; Daniel Simon, MD; Jackson Wright, MD, PhD; Mahboob Rahman, MD; Elizabeth Hammack, Associate General Counsel; Patience White, MD; Nathan Stehouwer, MD)

  • Discuss and clarify questions and issues on hypertension, C.difficile, MACRA, and transition from pediatric to adult health care