The AHA's Physician Alliance presents complimentary webinars highlighting issues of importance to physicians. The webinars cover a broad range of topics including quality and patient safety, team leadership, system redesign, and the implications of health care reform.
Improving Care for hospitalized Adults with Substance Use Disorder
Nationally, opioid-related morbidity and mortality is skyrocketing. People with substance use disorder (SUD) have high rates of hospitalization, readmission, and long lengths of stay. Despite this, many are not engaged in addictions treatment. And frequently, hospitalization addresses the medical illness, but not the underlying cause, the SUD. During this webinar Dr. Honora Englander, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), will discuss how she developed IMPACT through understanding local needs and engaging OHSU leadership and community partners. Dr. Englander will provide an overview of the program and describe how a team-based approach is helping to improve care for adults with SUD.
Geisinger Center for Professionalism and Provider Support
During this webinar you will learn about Geisinger's journey to ameliorate stressors faced by health care workers by improving the provider experience. Dr. Collins and Monica McCarthy will discuss system and individual approaches to enhance the well-being and resiliency of providers. You will hear how the team conducted a comprehensive stakeholder and gap analysis to inform their efforts. Additionally, the speakers will provide an overview of how they are working to develop and implement programs to address key issues. Lessons learned along their journey and what Geisinger is doing to foster sustainable change in their organization will also be discussed.
Beyond Resilience: Making a Difference When it Matters Most
We all share the goal of working in an organization where people are engaged, the work is rewarding, and patients receive great care. But, we face more challenges than ever before. These days, it's easy to become discouraged and disengage. Dr. Dan Diamond knows first-hand how to get things done when times are tough and resources are scarce. He was the Director of the Medical Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center after Katrina and he has responded to some of the most devastating international disasters of our time. His trench-tested insights will open your eyes to discover what it takes to face the challenges ahead.