Practicing physicians, nurses, and other clinicians are being
asked to know more and do more than ever before - with the goal
of improving quality while increasing efficiency.
THCI helps by providing educational programs and a wide array
of educational resources, developed by nationally recognized experts.
Much of the content of THCI educational materials relates to
competencies endorsed by experts and organizations, including
the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME),
the Institute of Medicine, the American Board of Medical Specialties
(ABMS), and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
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Of Special Interest
Physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other clinicians may be especially
interested in THCI's:
- Twelve interactive, up-to-date, and dynamic education and assessment
resources, including modules on quality measurement and improvement,
clinical care management, and pharmacy management. The modules
are accredited for continuing education for physicians, nurses,
and pharmacists. An online opinion survey and self-scoring knowledge
assessment instrument covering issues in the health care system,
quality improvement, and care management are available as well.
Meetings and Conferences
- Offered throughout the year, these events provide an excellent
opportunity to learn firsthand from nationally recognized experts
about key health care delivery issues and trends. Upcoming and
recent meetings have includes:
CD-ROM on Understanding
Managed Care - Provides a framework for understanding
the principles and practices of managed care with emphasis on
the changing role of the physician, sharing financial risk,
allocating budgeted resources and improving quality.
and conferences - Programs range in length from one hour
to one week and feature presentations by and interaction with
knowledgeable faculty, all of whom have practical experience
in their field. Examples include:
- Preparing Physicians in Training to Succeed in Managing
- How to Position Your Practice for Success
- Putting Quality into Practice
- New Skills in Physician-Patient Communications
- Negotiating Treatment Plan with Patients in a Cost-Constrained
- Teamwork and Survival in a Changing Health Care Environment
- Supplementing modules, workshops, and conferences, these resources
include articles, reports, websites, glossary terms, as well as
and other references.
THCI's Topical Issues
examine current key issues within the managed care environment.
Recent articles have included: