Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 3 | Lecture: b | Slide: 9
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Care Settings The Places Where Care is Delivered
Lecture:Departments and services Interrelationships between health care organizations Medical data use and impact
Slide content:Medical Staff Typically has an elected chief of staff Chief of staff and CMO manage Physician privileges Medical polices Governance of medical staff Continuing medical education Quality and patient safety initiatives VP of quality & patient safety 9
Slide notes:The medical staff is the governing body of the physicians and sometimes may include other clinicians. Typically, the chief of staff is elected. Reporting varies, since the medical staff and hospital administration used to be parallel management structures. The chief of staff and the CMO manage physician privileges and accreditation issues (sometimes including physician extenders), medical policies, governance of the medical staff, and, where applicable, continuing medical education. Large organizations may have a vice president (VP) of quality and patient safety who reports to the CMO. This position leads a diverse, multidisciplinary approach across all departments with activities focused on improving patient care quality and safety as well as quality outcomes throughout the continuum of care. In some organizations, this position may be a separate department or could report to the CNO. 9