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Surgical Innovation |

Video-Based Surgical Coaching An Emerging Approach to Performance Improvement

Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH1; Janet Dombrowski, BSN, MHSA2; Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH3
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1Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research (WiSOR) Program, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison
2JCD Advisors LLC, Ann Arbor, Michigan
3Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(3):282-283. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.4442.
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This article discusses the potential of video-based peer coaching to improve the quality and safety of surgical care.

Section Editor: Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH.

Submissions: Authors should contact Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH, at jdimick@med.umich.edu if they wish to submit Surgical Innovation papers.

Article InformationCorresponding Author: Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH, Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research (WiSOR) Program, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, 600 Highland Ave, Clinical Science Center, K6/100, Madison, WI 53792-1690 (greenberg@surgery.wisc.edu).

Published Online: December 9, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.4442.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Greenberg serves as a consultant to Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute. Dr Dombrowski is an employee of JCD Advisors, a sole proprietorship consulting company specializing in organizational and leadership development and executive/physician coaching in healthcare. Dr Dimick is the cofounder of ArborMetrix, Inc, a company that makes software for measuring hospital quality and efficiency. No other disclosures were reported.

Funding/Support: Funding was provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the National Institute of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, grant R01 DK101423-01).

Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding agencies had no role in design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

Additional Contributions: We acknowledge and thank the Wisconsin Surgical Society and the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative for their participation in ongoing research that has informed the development of material presented in this article. We also acknowledge the contributions of the Wisconsin Surgical Coaching Program, including Hala Gousseini, PhD, Douglas Wiegmann, PhD, Heather Beasley, PhD, and Sudha Pavuluri Quamme, MD, MS, who were funded on both of the grants from the funding agencies.

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