- Washington Centers of Excellence 4th Quarter Highlights
Take a look at what Washington State's Centers of Excellence completed in their fourth quarter. Highlights
- “State of Reform” is a conference focused on bridging the gap between health care policy and political reality. Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid grasp of how the legislative process works. Those who understand politics don’t always have a very deep grasp of the intricacies of the health care system. Read Overview
- The Institute of Medicine held a workshop in October titled: Assessing Health Professional Education. All videos of the webcast and PDFs of PowerPoint presentations are archived on the Institute of Medicine website.
Overview: Better use of existing assessment methods and new innovative tools are needed to assess the kind of competencies health professional students will need to adapt to a “new professionalism” that is transdisciplinary and is focused on the triple aim of improved patient care and experience, improved population health and reduced costs.
In an era of evolving technology and changing health and health care environments, creative thinking is needed to consider assessment methods and tools that have an impact, are affordable, are easily integrated into education, and assess competencies at micro, meso and macro levels (individual, team, organization). The impact could be measured by: (1) improvements in population health outcomes; (2) better patient care; (3) more inter-professional collaboration/understanding; and (4) maximum value of services at lower costs. Visit website to view the workshop's Meeting Resources.
- Save the Date: 2014 ASCLS-Washington Spring Seminar in Spokane Wa.. This will be a three day event: April 24 - 26. The COE will post additional information as it comes available.
ASCLS (American Society for Clinicial Laboartory Science) WA Chapter Website