Checklist for Boards on Physician Engagement
(Developed by Dr. Chris Hayes, Medical Officer, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, in consultation with Steering Committee)
Function and Purpose: What will we do?
Do you have an MD Director or physician leader(s) responsible for quality and safety at your organization?
What are processes by which a physician leader is selected?
Do they have a charter of roles and responsibilities?
Are their accountability relationships clear?
Structure: How should we be working together?
Process: How will we do what we set out to do?
Culture and Patterns of Behavior: What are some 'simple rules’ of MD-Board relations?
What is the role of a Regional Physician Advisory Committee or Medical Advisory Committee?
Does a physician advisory committee review and respond to quality and safety data?
Does a physician advisory committee initiate or sponsor quality improvement activity and projects?
Does a physician advisory committee report to the board on quality and safety matters?