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Daniel P. Duffy, MD, Internal Medicine Physician, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Dan Duffy is an internal medicine physician from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine's School of Community Medicine Track. He is a leader in medical education in the US, has served as Dean of the OU, Tulsa School of Community Medicine, Senior Vice President for the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a member of the quality committees of MyHealth, the National Committee on Quality Improvement, and the National Quality Forum. He is a founding member of the American Academy on Healthcare Communications and is a current member of the MYHealth Board of Directors. He has written and lectured on the incorporation of principles of knowledge management into the core competencies for medical practice. He is now the Steve Landgarten Chair of Medical Leadership at OU and a Professor of internal medicine.
Knowledge Management in the evolution of Medical Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Daniel P. Duffy, MD
Lifelong learning has been a tenet of the medical profession forever. It is only recently, however, that learning has been recognized as being an essential component of daily practice. The academic regulators have established a new core competence called, "Practice-based Learning and Improvement", to capture the skills physicians need to assure continuing competence, continuous improvement, and life-long learning from the actual practice of medicine Incorporating this competence into the culture of medicine has been a slow slog. It un-ends the traditional lecture-based way of learning and challenges practices to measure meaningful outcome and processes of care and make iterative changes and measure their effect. Tracking the knowledge learned from these practices is the heart of PBLI and is calling for novel approaches to knowledge management.