American Association for Physician Leadership

Credentialing & Privileging for Accountable Care


This is an answer to the credentialing needs of more than 40,000 U.S. hospitals as they scramble to implement a more robust credentialing process and meet the requirements of accountable care.

Explore all aspects of credentialing and privileging processes, including corporate responsibility, duty of care, negligent credentialing and regulatory requirements. It also examines and shares implementation ideas for measuring credentialing programs, covering topics such as outcomes measures, efficiency measures, patient-centered measures and specialty-specific measures.

Gain a greater understanding of this complicated area and valuable insights on how to improve the credentialing and privileging processes.

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Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE, is founder and CEO of the SafeCare Group, which works with hospitals and physicians on best-practice protocols and software. He previously served as chief quality officer for Covenant Health System and chief medical officer for its health partners and worked and collaborated with the Joint Commission for nine years and Malcolm Baldrige for six years. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Certifying Commission in Medical Management and is a fellow of the American College of Physician Executives.

Safeek was born in South America. He graduated with a BS from Austin Peay State University and attended the Quillen School of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, where he got his MD. His anesthesiology training was at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and his MBA is from the University of Tennessee Physician Executive MBA program.

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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