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I-23: Integrating Community Physicians Into the Hospital Setting

Learning Objectives
1. Recognize how the current health care landscape mediates interactions between community physicians and larger health care facilities
2. Describe five strategies that enhance relations between community physicians and health care facilities
3. Discuss recommendations and strategies for effectively integrating community physicians into hospital communities
1 Credit CME

This is a live activity that occurred on November 10, 2023. If you attended this activity in person and would like to claim CME credit or a certificate of participation, please click “Take Quiz”.

Community physicians, both specialists and generalists, based outside of a hospital or unemployed by a hospital, can experience disconnects with hospitals and other health care facilities. This disconnect can exacerbate issues with continuity of care, create barriers to ongoing patient interaction, and restrict professional opportunities for non-employed physicians. In this session, we will revisit the OMSS's 2013 exploration of this topic, which resulted in the report “Medical Staff and Hospital Engagement of Community Physicians.” Join us to explore the report's five recommended engagement strategies for improving community physician interactions with health care facilities and engage with opportunities for strategic brainstorming and discussion.

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CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

AMA CME Accreditation Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this Course activity for a maximum of 1.00  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;;
  • 1.00 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
  • 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
  • 1.00 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and
  • 1.00 credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.


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