Healthcare organizations, and Academic Institutions alike, that support Graduate Medical Education, must remain committed to a culture of lifelong learning and continuous improvement if they wish to consistently realize the maximum level of value from their programs.
Though the landscape around GME may always be changing, the sponsoring organization's ability to sustain a high level of attention and purpose, regarding medical education, ensures that the entire scope of the administrative and operational processes necessary to support a quality GME experience are being regularly reviewed and refined to maintain optimal efficiency. When programs become operationally inefficient, the resulting educational and financial impact oftentimes is widespread.
Our team at Germane Solutions regularly supports our clients in the review, development, and improvement of their operational processes and supporting framework. Our primary goal is to create mechanisms that best align and satisfy the needs of both GME programs and clinical environments that they train within.
Though each of our clients are unique when it comes to their respective sizes, scope of services, and strategic interests, our operations experts work collaboratively with their key stakeholders to help architect new and improved systems and supporting processes that effectively streamline operational work steps, improve clinical training efficiencies, reduces administrative burden, and promotes an environment where more program and departmental leadership time from can be focused on improving the quality of its educational opportunities that are being delivered to its learners.
GME Evaluation, Quality Assessments & Annual Performance Dashboards
Whether you are a new institution looking for ways to set-up your program oversight process or an existing institution wondering if you’re effectively managing program quality, Germane Solutions’ Operations service line has solutions for you. Through our propriety performance insights, we support any institution in identifying the most appropriate metrics and key performance indicators for assessing anything from program value, operational efficiency, to ACGME Compliance and Accreditation Risk. As a result, our Annual Performance Dashboards can expedite the ACGME-required Annual Program Evaluation, Annual Institutional Review, Self-Studies, and 10-Year Accreditation Visit preparation.
Program Sizing and Structure Development
We partner with Institutional and Program leaders to appropriately right-size programs through either FTE growth or redistribution with the intent of adjusting the GME Footprint to align more solidly with the strategic goals and objectives of the system. By doing so, GME programs become more focused on the educational objectives of their learners and the system more capable of offering positions to graduates who wish to stay.
Clinical Training Model Design and Analyses
We partner with either programs, institutions, or both to create residency and fellowship training models that most effectively leverage resources to cover services, and/or increase protected time for academic, research, and educational pursuits while reducing overcrowding in key learning environments such as the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department or Neurology Service. We also provide support to developing a sustainable and robust interdisciplinary learning environment; helping academic partners expand patient care teaching teams to include multiple disciplines including but not limited to nursing, pharmacy, physician’s assistants, and social/case workers.
Our team of leading experts in the field of GME partner with your GME leadership to assess the organizational hierarchy, structure, and resources available for program and institutional oversight. We work within the system to streamline processes and maximize available resources such as MedHub or New Innovations to create a natural flow for work productivity—from the Coordinator level to the GMEC. This development thus assists in alleviating administrative burdens created from additional ACGME oversight requirements while adding value to additional data captured through existing systems.
Residency/Fellowship Marketing and Recruitment
Residency/Fellowship Marketing and Recruitment is a practice that evolves year-over-year. More and more, applicants are reliant upon programs’ digital presence maintained on websites and social media to determine whether they wish to join your program. With a finger on the national pulse of medical student graduates as well as awareness for key features that attract top talent, Germane Solutions partners with your programs, institution, and marketing department(s) to develop an online presence truly reflective of your offerings and attractive to the candidates you hope to train.
In addition to the above offerings, our Operations service line is ready and willing to provide training courses for all levels of your GME support community, from Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Administrative Director of Graduate Medical Education, Financial Coordinator, Institutional Review and Program Coordinator/Managers, to Clerkship and Sub-Internship Coordinators.
These case studies provide insight to how we put these offerings together to create value for you.