Our CME office has just finished hosting a contingent of visiting physicians and healthcare executives from across China. The Johns Hopkins Hospital Management Training program for Chinese healthcare executive was a huge success. Almost 30 healthcare executives, the majority of which were physicians, came to Hopkins for a two-day program.
The program included presentations on: hospital and health system administration; health system performance improvement, quality and safety programs; medical insurance; and training and education. On the first morning the program started with a Welcome from Dr. Annette Donawa, the Assistant Dean of CME , Todd Dorman, MD, the Senior Associate Dean for Education Coordination and from Health System President, Mr. Ron Peterson.
The formal program then started with a presentation from Dr. Landon King, the Executive Vice Dean, on Hopkins’ rich history, the changing landscape of healthcare in America and how our history and traditions are shaping our response to the changing healthcare environment. The attendees then heard from Mr. Rich Grossi, Senior VP and CFO, on financial issues related to care at an academic medical center and the large role quality and safety is playing at helping to improve care and control cost. That afternoon they heard from Drs. Goeschel and Winters as well as from Ms. Schaab on performance improvement practices and tools, the history of quality and safety at Hopkins and the role the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality is playing here at Hopkins and globally.
The second day started with remote viewing of a live surgical procedure narrated by the surgical team led by Dr. Timothy Witham and the attendees spent time in the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Center (MISTC) learning about robotic surgery and surgical staff training. In the afternoon they learned about developing optimal skills for residents by Drs. Howard Francis and EunMi Park followed by a presentation on medical insurance policies by Keith Vander Kolk, the present acting COO of Johns Hopkins Healthcare, LLC. Finally the attendees were divided into groups who rotated between live narrated video sessions conducted by Dr. Misop Han and tours of some of the new hospital facilities, including one of the adult ICUs.
The program across the two days also included tours of the Hopkins medical campus, the simulation center, MISTC, ICUs and the Cancer research center. Opportunities for open discussion and questions and answers were embedded through the program as well as opportunities for photos.
The program concluded with a final session where all attendees received a certificate and gifts including a framed picture of each individual with President Peterson.
The entire program was facilitated through a relationship with China International Exchange and Promotive Association for medical and healthcare (CPAM) which is a public welfare and non-profit agency governed by the Ministry of Health in China. The office of CME would like to thank CPAM and its team for helping us put on a spectacular two-day program and we hope that this will serve as the beginning of a fertile relationship.
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