Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

The Art & Science of Handoffs

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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

Speaker & Info

Vineet Arora, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Scholarship and Discovery
Pritzker School of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
University of Chicago

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

Dr. Vineet Arora's research on quality and safety of care in teaching hospitals, including resident fatigue and patient handoffs, has resulted in over 50 peer reviewed publications in high impact journals such as, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Archives of Internal Medicine, with additional coverage with coverage by the Associated Press, CNN, ABC News and US News and World Report. In 2011, she was named HealthLeader Magazine's one of 20 people who make American healthcare better.

Dr. Arora is a nationally recognized expert on handoffs in healthcare. She has been the Principal Investigator of an Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ)-funded study to evaluate handoff quality among hospitalists and residents. She also led Society of Hospital Medicine's task force to develop handoff recommendations for hospitalists, which were published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Arora has served as consultant for numerous healthcare organizations and is a frequent invited speaker on handoffs and has spoken at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Joint Commission, the American Medical Association (AMA) and at over 30 institutions on 4 continents. Dr. Arora regularly tweets about medical education and policy at @futuredocs and writes on her blog www.futuredocsblog.com.

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

  1. Discuss the importance of handoffs and their impact on patient safety
  2. Understand handoffs through various lenses including communication science and process engineering
  3. Review various techniques for safe and effective handoffs
  4. Take away novel ways to teach and evaluate handoffs

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.

Host: Division of Hospital Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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