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Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) provides education, research, data, tools, and effective processes for promoting professional accountability for our clients throughout the United States and abroad. Our proprietary systems — PARS® (Patient Advocacy Reporting System) and CORSsm (Co-worker Observation Reporting System) — use local and national data and benchmarks to identify and address physicians, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants who model behavior inconsistent with their health system's core values and professional expectations. CPPA research has shown that these same professionals are associated with excessive malpractice risk and avoidable medical complications. CPPA has partnered with more than 200 health systems and provides tools and processes for nearly 140,000 healthcare professionals through our programs. We conduct nearly 300 training events throughout the world each year. CPPA is dedicated to supporting our clients' core values and professional expectations as the foundation for safe, quality healthcare, and high reliability.

December 2021 Course

Recent Publication in BMJ

Austrailian Health Summit 2021


Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2135 Blakemore Avenue | Nashville, TN 37212-3505 | Phone: 615-343-4500 (CPPA office) | Fax: 615-343-8580

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