The Value of Transparency in Advancing Safety and Promoting High Reliability: Legal & Ethical Issues

1.0 CME Credit

1.0 CE Credit

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Patient Safety/Risk Management 1.0, Physician Advisor 1.0, Managed Care 1.0, Transitions of Care 1.0, Case Management 1.0

This course is an important overview of how various state and federal laws have historically limited transparency. In many instances, this has resulted in the protection of paper taking precedence over the protection of patients and caregivers. Find out how changes in the law and new regulations seek to advance a more transparent culture and gain an understanding of the multiple attributes of transparency in a highly reliable learning culture.

Providers will determine the risks of transparency and be able to then design processes to advance learning, promote safety, and minimize risk while protecting data.

This session was recorded live at our 2017 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and is a portion of the online course entitled: A Multifaceted Approach to Health Care Quality and Patient Safety.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
  • Define the term transparency as it relates to disclosure, critical analysis, and internal/external benchmarking
  • Describe the tension between data protection and data sharing as well as the legal factors fueling this tension
  • Design proactive processes to accelerate learning and maintain high reliability while also protecting important data
  • Describe both the 'upside' and 'downside' risk of transparency
This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME credit and nursing contact hours offered for each profession.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ABQAURP designates this online enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

This activity is valid from June 15, 2017 through March 15, 2020.

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About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this online activity.

Barbara J. Youngberg, JD, MSW, BSN, FASHRM
Barbara Youngberg has been a senior lecturer in residence at Loyola University Chicago, School of Law since 2009 after serving for 10 years as an adjunct professor for the Beazley Institute for Health Law & Policy. She also is the Academic Director for the online health law program.

She is the author of numerous textbooks and articles on health care risk management, patient safety, insurance, risk finance, nursing ethics and health care law. Prior to completing law school Barbara was a registered nurse working in adult and pediatric intensive care units and trauma emergency departments in Chicago. Professor Youngberg holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Illinois Wesleyan, a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois, and Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law.



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