TWI Setting the foundation for Residency Education

Presented By:

Chris Bernheisel M.D. &  Lou Flaspohler M.D.

Session Abstract:

The session will present the planning and implementation of Training Within Industry in residency education, addressing obstacles and successes. Using the experience of implementation of TWI at The Christ Hospital-University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Program in the training of Interns on the electronic health record, the presenters will explore the growth, challenges and vast opportunities in use of TWI in graduate medical education.

Residency training is a significant investment by the US healthcare system to provide the physician workforce needed for the societal needs. The training can span 3-7 years with many residents averaging 70-80 hours per week over this timeframe. The electronic health record has created additional obstacles towards the training of residents, as they have attempted to both learn how to use the tools while learning the necessary skills to care for people. The presenters will review how standardized work and the use of Job Instruction can significantly enhance resident training in the use of EHR and the potential application in all of residency education leading to vast potential opportunities.

Learning Objectives:

In this session you will learn..

  • how TWI can be utilized in residency education to enhance training and skill acquisition.
  • the key elements identified as necessary for success, including servant leadership and defining value added work in healthcare.
  • the challenges in healthcare leading to non-valued added physician activities and physician burn out.
  • how one organization used standardized work and JI to improve the training of EHR for physicians.

About the Facilitator:

Lou Flaspohler, MD, is a practicing rheumatologist in Cincinnati, OH, serving as the Division Head of Rheumatology at The Christ Hospital. He graduated with a B.A. in Communications Arts and Marketing from Xavier University and obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati. Following his medical school training, Dr. Flaspohler completed an Internal Medicine residency at The Christ Hospital and a Rheumatology Fellowship at Indiana University at the medical campus in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has a strong interest in servant leadership and a passion for improving the lives of his patients and community.

Chris Bernheisel, MD, is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at The University of Cincinnati, serving as the Program Director of The Christ Hospital-University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Program. He provides primary care at a free clinic in Cincinnati along with supervising residents as The Christ Hospital. His academic work is focused on medical education, with a concentration on family medicine, global health, and IT in medical education.