McKesson Practitioner Evaluation™:
Physician Evaluation Aligned with the OPPE Process

Physician Evaluation Is an Ongoing Process

Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) is a Joint Commission standard that requires hospitals to review physician evaluation data on an ongoing basis rather than at the two-year reappointment schedule. OPPE applies to practitioners already granted patient care privileges. It extends beyond classic peer recommendations and case-by-case peer review by including information from:

  • Direct observation
  • Complaints
  • Practice patterns
  • Patient outcomes
  • Aggregate analyses of resource use
  • Comparative performance measurement

McKesson Simplifies Physician Evaluation

McKesson's Practitioner Evaluation solution is built to simplify the OPPE process and increase transparency by:

  • Including benchmark comparison for 6 key aspects of physician quality measures
    • Patient care
    • Medical and clinical knowledge
    • Practice-based learning and improvement
    • Interpersonal and communication skills
    • Professionalism
    • System-based practice
Benchmark comparisons
Online dashboards
Providing online dashboard for all stakeholders from C-level to individual practitioners

2-page, printable summary
Generating 2-page summary reports that satisfy reappointment documentation requirements

McKesson-recommended Methodology for Physician Evaluation

  • Determine current strengths and opportunities
    • Support physician morale though data transparency and clear communication of organizational strategy and objectives
  • Establish a steering committee
    • Include effective participants that involve representation of C-level, physician leaders, and nursing inputs
  • Develop strategically aligned, physician-driven metrics
    • Physician quality measures should mirror organizational strategic objectives and identify the metrics that best support goals
    • Agree on milestones
      • Detailed timeline and expectation of pace should be put in place approved by key stakeholders
    • Leverage existing performance improvement resources and expertise
      • What successful processes are already in place?

Physician Evaluation Is Key to Physician Alignment

Physician alignment requires organizational objectives to be consistent with physician goals and practice patterns. Success depends on a framework of governance across key stakeholders with actionable metrics founded on trusted information and transparency. McKesson Practitioner Evaluation can help operationalize your care delivery improvement initiatives by:

  • Identifying and prioritizing strategic objectives
  • Understanding real and perceived analytic and performance gaps
  • Reviewing existing governance structures and physician communication
  • Examining current reports and data shared with physicians in both inpatient and outpatient venues
  • Assessing existing performance improvement resources to facilitate system and process initiatives and physician best practices

Contact us to learn more about how McKesson Practitioner Evaluation can simplify your physician evaluation processes.

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