Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds - Leading in Patient Safety: Building an Infrastructure for Finding, Learning and Fixing

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, November 12, 2015

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Jeffrey Weiss, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Vice President for Medical Affairs
Senior Medical Director
Montefiore Einstein

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Jeffrey Weiss, MD is a senior clinician-executive who has taken on progressive leadership positions at Montefiore Health System. Dr. Weiss earned a bachelor of science in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, a medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine, and the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Montefiore, where he was chief resident.

In 2007, Dr. Weiss was named Institutional Medical Director for Montefiore Health System. His role is to help optimize the performance of the Montefiore health delivery network by ensuring a smooth interface between its various components - the doctors, hospital, medical group, home health agency, nursing homes, and the CMO. Dr. Weiss's responsibilities included leadership of nationally recognized patient safety, quality and peer review programs, management of a medical staff with 3,500 employed and voluntary physicians, supervision of GME activities for 1,200 residents in the second largest house staff program in the country, all under the coordinated umbrella of the "Office of the Medical Director" (OMD). As part of a restructuring of organizational clinical leadership in 2012, Dr. Weiss was named Vice President for Medical Affairs. In this role, he has retained many of his previous responsibilities, and is now leading a team of five newly appointed hospital medical directors in driving physician alignment and creating a horizontally integrated approach to quality and clinical performance across the system.

Dr. Weiss is an active clinician, teacher and researcher. He lectures nationally on topics including leadership, physician alignment, just culture, and patient safety in several forums, including as a faculty member for the AAMC and National Patient Safety Foundation. The Just Culture tool he helped develop at Montefiore is now in use by dozens of hospitals nationally and internationally, and is recommended for adverse event handling by the Joint Commission.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand Just Culture concepts, their application and benefit in a healthcare organization
  2. Learn to apply Just Culture methodology and tools when reviewing adverse events and conducting root cause analysis
  3. Understand the transformation of the peer review process at Montefiore and the goals, challenges and intended benefits
  4. Identify infrastructure and methods required to translate identified errors into meaningful system improvement across a healthcare system
  5. Understand the goals and limitations of an adverse event reporting system

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Department of Medicine

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