Evidence-Based Tools and Supports for Improved Clinical Peer Review Practice

Clinical peer review among physicians and among nurses and their managers is the primary method of event analysis in US Hospitals. My studies have shown that the mode by which clinical peer review is conducted has a major impact on quality and safety in hospitals. Unfortunately, the dysfunctional and punitive QA model for still dominates practice and poisons efforts for improvement. The best-practice QI model corrects this dysfunction and opens the door to a culture of safety and high reliability.

Here you will find a variety of resources to help you lead your organization toward a safer, more effective future.

Clinical Peer Review Framework

This systems view of clinical peer review informs our research, products and services. It was instrumental in revealing neglected process improvement opportunities, including data management (see below).

Clinical Peer Review Data Flow
Assessment
Peer Review Program Evaluation: A free, brief, evidence-based, online self-assessment inventory using the QI Model
Services
Presentations, Webinars & Workshops: Spread the knowledge and generate enthusiasm for improvement
Site Visit: A jump-start for organizational improvement
The Peer Review Enhancement ProgramSM aka PREPSM: As much assistance as you need to successfully transition to the QI Model
Patient Safety Organization: Federal protections to engage clinicians in patient safety by self-reporting adverse events, near misses and hazardous conditions worthy of review and to promote improvement-focused event analysis and peer review.
Products
Peer Review Enhancement Program Management SystemTM aka PREP-MSTM: Total software support for the QI Model
My PREPTM: A complete, affordable, integrated package for do-it-yourself clinical peer review program improvement, which offers the methods and templates from the Peer Review Enhancement ProgramSM together with PREP-MSTM program management software
Medical Staff Opinion Survey: A simple, cost-effective tool to monitor medical staff perceptions of the hospital and its quality-related programs.
Cooperative Projects
Normative Peer Review Database Project
Ideal Peer Review Process Collaborative
Clinical Peer Review Innovation Showcase