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CME Courses

Identifying & Managing Your Own Implicit Bias to Improve Health Outcomes

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Faculty

David S. Kountz, M.D.
David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP is Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Co-Chief Academic Officer and Vice President for Academic Diversity at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) and Professor of Medicine and Founding Dean for Diversity and Equity at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. He serves as the Designated Institutional Official at 3 network hospitals within HMH. Dr. Kountz earned his AB at Princeton, MD at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine, and MBA from Georgian Court University. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Kountz was a member of the faculty at Hahnemann, Temple, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical Schools with progressive responsibilities prior to joining Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 2007.

Description

Implicit bias is prevalent and can be a driver for health care disparities, and unequal health outcomes.

This continuing educational is designed to enable health care providers to embrace the fact that we all have biases and appreciate that unconscious biases are more prevalent than conscious ones. Awareness of the potential of one’s biases is the first step to address it. It is important for all of us to be honest about our biases and “flashlight” ourselves to become aware and eliminate implicit biases in our role as health care providers for everyone. Empathy plays a very important role in this process. This timely course will present insightful strategies to de-bias patient care, which include training, intergroup contact, and counter-stereotypical exemplars. The Implicit Association Test (Project Implicit) will be described.

Number of Credit HoursHackensack Meridian Health MH is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Hackensack Meridian Health MH designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Cost$0.00

Target Audience

This CME activity is designed to assist Physicians, Nurses, Residents and Healthcare Professionals in becoming more familiar with new medical information related to stroke care.

Overall Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity the participant should be able to:

  1. Define implicit bias and its impact on health outcomes
  2. Describe the value and limitations of the Implicit Bias Test
  3. Consider strategies to interrupt implicit bias

Accreditation

Hackensack Meridian Health MH is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hackensack Meridian Health MH designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Method of Participation

This internet enduring presentation is an educational video presentation. In order to receive credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity and complete a multiple choice test at the end of the video presentation. Participants must also complete the online post-activity course evaluation form to receive credit.

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