Monday Night Medicine

Monday, May 03, 2021 - Monday, June 07, 2021   iCalendar

Monday Night Medicine
 May 3, May 24 and June 7, 2021 



Monday, May 3
Practicing Wisely - Save 2 Hours Each Day
Marie Brown, MD, FACP, Director of Practice Redesign, American Medical Association
Approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)

Everyone wants to have the time to provide quality care for our patients, yet we are often distracted by performing unnecessary administrative tasks.  Professional satisfaction is a powerful driver of the Triple Aim.  Yet nearly half of all US physicians exhibit some sign of burnout, increasing the likelihood of mistakes, patient dissatisfaction and physician intent to leave practice.  Improvements in clinical workflow, teamwork and communication are among the most potent anecdotes to burnout.

This session will describe the new AMA practice transformation toolkits (StepsForward™).  Practical solutions will be discussed including pre-visit planning, streamlined prescription management, expanded rooming and discharge protocols, team documentation, inbox management and team meetings.  Simple changes can save hours each day.  A de-implementation checklis will be provided that guides you to 'get rid of stupid stuff' and decrease thousands of meaningless EHR clicks.

The overarching goal of practice design is to create a well-organized office system that fosters sound medical decision making, minimizes error, increases provider quality time with patients and creates an atmosphere that patients, staff and physicians can enjoy.  After this presentation you will be able to:

  1. Discuss StepsForward™ toolkits and the solutions it brings to practicing physicians
  2. Bring home at least one simple change to improve access and efficiency in your own practice and save time
  3. Use teamwork and planning to ease the physician burden and provide better, more efficient patient care
  4. Become inspired about the possibility of reconnecting with the purpose and pleasure of practicing medicine


Monday, May 24
Creating a Manageable Cockpit for Clinicians

Christine A. Sinsky, MD, MACP, VP Professional Satisfaction, American Medical Association
Approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)

For many clinicians, the work of health care has become undoable.  The "cockpit" where physicians and other health professionals work now consists of a cacophony of warning alerts, pop-up messages, mandatory tick boxes, a Sisyphean inbox, and maddening documentation.  Paradoxically, many interventions intended to improve quality, safety, or value, when taken in totality, may in fact contribute to health system dysfunction by virtue of the cumulative impact on workload and consequent burnout.

In this session, we will discuss the science supporting the quality, safety and business cases for focusing on creting a manageable cockpit for clinicians.  We will also describe practical leadership, workflow and teamwork interventions that can improve professional satisfaction and reduce burnout.  We will demonstrate the AMA practice formation modules (StepsForward) that can help physicians and staff re-engineer their practice.  After the session, those attending will be able to:

  1. Articulate the business case for addressing physician well-being
  2. Bring home at least one change to improve efficiency in your own setting
  3. Identify at least one leadership strategy to support well-being
  4. Become inspired about the possibilities of reclaiming the joy in medicine  

Monday, June 7
100% Virtual Collaborative Care for Behavioral Health Outcomes
Eunice Yu, MD, FACP. Henry Ford Health System
Emmanuel Dizon, MD, Henry Ford Health System
Doree Ann V. Espiritu, MD, Henry Ford Health System

Approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)

This presentation will demonstrate team-based behavioral health care with Primary Care on a virtual platform at scale.  While Behavioral Health Integration thru the Collaborative Care Model has been proven in more than 80 ramdomized controlled trials to be very effective, providers have struggled in terms of implementing this model.  This presentation will address the important factors to consider in an effective and accelerated implementation thru virtual care without compromising quality and safety.

Registration Fees per Session:
- $50
Non-Members - $75
Member Students/Residents - FREE

Register for Full Conference
Members - $125
Non-Members - $190
Member Students/Residents - FREE


Statement of Accreditation

The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The MSMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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