Develop patient-centered care tools and resources for members and patients, and incorporate patient-centered care throughout the Academy.
1. Comply with the Strategic Plan as adopted by the Board of Directors, and ensure that the organization-wide goals of unity and diversity are considered in all activities.
2. Inventory, define and identify the status of AAOS programs, products and services that support patient-centered care.
3. Create the overall plan for developing a patient-centered culture in orthopaedics. Such a plan should include, but not be limited to:
Developing a working definition of orthopaedic patient-centered care
Defining the goals and scope of an AAOS patient-centered care initiative
4. Expand Your Orthopaedic Connection, increase production, and transfer its oversight to the Patient Education Committee.
5. Expand the Communications Mentors program, training 25 more mentors ,with a goal to present programs in all 150 residency programs and educate 25% of the AAOS membership in communications skills by 2008.
6. Produce materials that can be used by members in their offices to market the patient centered care concept.
7. Develop a Patient-Centered Care Attestation Statement to be signed by members as a pledge to practice PCC and to be displayed in orthopaedic offices.
Reports to the Council on Education
Eight (8) members
Term of Office
For chair, two (2) years; or until the project team's work is finished; eligible for one (1) additional two (2) year term.
For members, two (2) years; or until the project team's work is finished; eligible for one (1) additional two (2) year term.
Staff Liaison (title)