UNT Health Science Center and JPS Health Network are partnering to create a higher medical education curriculum to help physicians enhance patient-care safety in Tarrant County.
Beginning this month, UNTHSC will design and manage continuing education programs and courses for physicians at JPS, which previously operated its own continuing education office.
According to UNTHSC, continuing medical education includes activities and programs that maintain, develop, and increase the knowledge and skills that physicians use to care for and build relationships with patients. Physicians must have a certain number of credits each year to continue practicing.
In this collaboration, UNTHSC’s programs will educate 300 JPS physicians. The joint venture in continuing medical education aims to inform physicians about clinical practices and data on patient outcomes, leading ideally to future education initiatives and innovative practices they can implement.
Dr. Frank Rosinia, JPS executive vice president and chief quality officer, says the collaboration is important because it combines the two organizations’ expertise: medical education and clinical care.
“There is strength in numbers,” Rosinia said in a statement. “By working together as one community, we can make a much greater and more lasting impact on the quality of health care.”