Media Advisory: How to Manage Conflict of Interest in Peer Review

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Hospitals can increase quality and reduce risk by identifying and managing the conflict of interest within their peer review programs.

What:

  • Hospitals failing to manage conflict of interest in physician peer review
  • Impact is threat to patient safety and significant hospital liability
  • Webinar will present measures to identify and help solve problem

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Summary:
One of the most critical national healthcare problems is the failure of many hospitals’ internal peer review operations - which are designed to identify sub-standard physician performance - due to conflicts of interest. Such failures pose significant health risks to patients and expose the institutions to potentially catastrophic consequences.

Dr. Skip Freedman and Andrew Rowe (executive medical director and CEO, respectively, of AllMed) will present government and medical association study data validating the conflict of interest management problem. They will show how it has led to negligence awards of up to $500 million and the ultimate closure and sale of a hospital.

Most importantly, they will show how steps such as external peer review can help hospitals learn if they have a conflict of interest problem and by what means they can go about preventing or solving it.

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Brent Moszer

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