Program Description: 

The Zablocki VAMC Grand Rounds focuses on medical and healthcare issues that are relevant to the veteran population/patients, our healthcare system, or our local facility due to care transformation initiatives, emerging science, data which indicated opportunities for improvement in care quality/safety, or staff interest/need for further education.  In the coming year, we will have planned/proposed presentations on: Ethics Consultation  [All employee surveys indicate ongoing staff need/desire for education in organizational ethics and ethics consultation],  Access to care [While mandated processes in the Veterans Choice law required referral to the community care providers when appointments for routine specialty care that was not available in 30 days, the Choice network had very poor geographic and timeliness access within our facility service areas; and the Choice network third party administrator was not providing timely or complete follow-up on referrals],  Innovation [Front-line employees often have the novel ideas to address problems within their work area.  Innovation program will share some locally developed solutions to stimulate further improvement efforts],  Telehealth [Telehealth disease management programs demonstrate significant improvements in care outcomes with reduced costs of care for enrolled patients; however, further marketing is needed to raise awareness of the programs which have targets for increasing the number of veterans enrolled in telehealth], Primary Care Mental Health Integration [Embedding mental health care within primary care addresses the need for improved coordination of care—especially within veteran population which has a high prevalence of mental illness

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Karen Hartzell
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 384-2000
Series date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
Series location: 
Zablocki VA Medical Center
5000 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53295
United States


Session Datesort descending
17065 A Cascade of Updates: Hot Topics in Anticoagulation - January 27, 2017 01/27/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17065 A Neuropsychological Perspective on Sleep: Reasons why you and your patients were unconscious for about 4 months last year (or should have been...)- February 24, 2017 02/24/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17065 Malnutrition Identification and Treatment: Everyone Has a Role - March 24, 2017 03/24/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17065 Milwaukee VAMC Adaptive Sports Clinic What is it? Is it for My Patient?- April 28, 2017 04/28/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17065 Improving Patient Safety through a Just Culture: An Interprofessional Quality Improvement Project - May 26, 2017 05/26/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17065 Kidney Stones: An Ancient Disease. So What's New? - June 23, 2017 06/23/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17065 One Call, That's All: How integrating mental health into primary care leads to improved outcomes for Veterans - July 28, 2017 07/28/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17065 Human Centered Design: The interface with medicine and design thinking- August 25, 2017 08/25/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17065 Update on the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile-September 22, 2017 09/22/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17065 Telehealth in Healthcare -October 27, 2017 10/27/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17065 Ethics Consultation and the Upcoming Life Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative (LSTDI) -November 17, 2017 11/17/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17065 Management of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia -December 15, 2017 12/15/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm