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On Your Radar: The Joint Commission Perspective

Physician leaders seeking advanced skills in health care management can enroll in On Your Radar: The Joint Commission Perspective. The curriculum covers topics ranging from patient safety to emergency management. Those who enroll will have the opportunity to develop their own integrated safety plans. They'll explore effective training and drilling processes. And before the course concludes, physician leaders will study the core principles of the Robust Process Improvement (RPI®) problem-solving methodology - a system they can use to improve processes within their organizations.

This course is part of the CMO Academy.

Topics include:
• Regulatory agencies and their requirements and accreditation
• Developing a successful integrated plan
• The RPI® problem-solving methodology
• Patient Safety Science

5.0 Total CME

5.0 Elective Credits - CPE

5.0 Elective Credits - Masters

Course Objectives

  • Understand the differences between regulatory agencies and their requirements and accreditation
  • Understand the basics of external quality oversight and specific processes of Joint Commission hospital accreditation
  • Develop a better understanding of Patient Safety Science
  • Understand the basics of harm event analysis – proactive and reactive approaches
  • Understand the role of human factors in patient safety
  • Define community preparedness with best practices
  • Understand the four phases of emergency management
  • Develop a successful integrated plan
  • Learn to train, exercise and drill effectively and collaboratively
  • Explain the RPI® problem solving methodology and how it works in health care to improve patient safety
  • Describe the core principles of RPI®
  • Describe the importance of the critical factors for success when deploying RPI® methodology for process improvement

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity's post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.

Key Dates

Original Course Release Date: December 2014

Course Expiration Date: December 2017

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course



Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations are eligible for full refund or transfer to another course (that occurs within 12 months) for up to 72 hours after purchase. A $100 processing fee applies to cancellations or transfers after 72 hours but before 30 days have elapsed. Cancellations after 30 days from purchase date are not eligible for refund or transfer.

Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME is claimed.

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