Current Gaps & Intended Outcome
The Faculty of Medicine (FOM) has historically used diverse, largely manual processes to capture and validate teaching information and determine payment eligibility. This has resulted in a number of issues and concerns related to activity and payment visibility and traceability which existing tools and processes are unable to reliably and consistently address.
In a memo to the Faculty of Medicine’s Dean’s Office on March 27, 2014, Dean Gavin Stuart emphasized the need to achieve a better understanding of the Faculty-wide financial picture, and noted that clinical faculty payments are a “pain point” in achieving that goal. He acknowledged the significant progress made in that area due to the Teaching Tracking and Payment project:
“I am confident that the system being created will substantively decrease the amount of manual effort required by each unit to get their clinical faculty paid for the important services they provide us… [We] are still in the process of understanding the full financial picture, but are significantly further ahead than we were even three months ago and I am very pleased with the progress being made in this area.”
Gavin Stuart, Dean of Medicine (2009 – 2015)
TTP will provide clear processes and a transparent system with accurate, centralized records that enable program staff across the FOM to better meet the needs of our clinical faculty members.
The changes necessary to realize the goals of TTP and the FOM require the support of groups and individuals from every FOM department and regional program to succeed.
This project is sponsored by Shanda Jordan Gaetz, Executive Director, Faculty Affairs. It has the full support of the Dean’s Executive Team (DEX) and the MD Undergraduate Regional Executive Team (MDUREX).
A Business Working Team (BWT) comprised of representatives from small to large MD Undergraduate Program departments, all regional programs, the Office of Clinical Faculty Affairs, and the Dean’s Office Finance unit has participated in the development of the TTP solution.