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ABMS Names Richard E. Hawkins, MD New President and CEO

September 26, 2017

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has named Richard E. Hawkins, MD as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.  Dr. Hawkins was selected by the ABMS Board of Directors following an extensive national search. He succeeds current President…

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Educational Tools Key to Designing QI Activities for MOC

June 14, 2017

Instructional videos, templated forms, and dedicated websites are all critical tools in the design of a quality improvement (QI) activity, but the number one piece remains a physician champion, according to speakers at the 2016 Organizational QI Forum. Craig W….

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ABMS Portfolio Program and NCCPA Enter Into Joint Agreement

May 11, 2017

The ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants have announced the establishment of an inter-professional collaborative arrangement whereby NCCPA-certified Physician Assistants can obtain performance improvement continuing medical education credit for participating with physicians in…

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Collaboration: Key to Large-Scale Portfolio Program

April 27, 2017

Quality Improvement (QI) professionals are joining forces with medical and surgical department staff, physicians, hospital executives, researchers, continuing medical education (CME) and continuing professional development (CPD) staff, policymakers, and patients to build robust improvement efforts for their organizations that qualify…

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Building a Team-based Culture

March 29, 2017

While quality is a team sport and Board Certification is an individual pursuit, the two can align in a team-based culture, according to speakers at a session entitled Team-based Culture and Improvement in Continuing Certification at the 2016 Organizational QI…

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Taking Physician Performance Measures to the Next Level

February 3, 2017

Meaningfully using health care data requires a more robust infrastructure than what currently exists to leverage clinical data and support population-based payment models, according to speakers at a session entitled What We Know, Don’t Know, and Need to Learn About…

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New ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Pilot

December 12, 2016

Dr. David Price, Executive Director of the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program, talks about its new pilot that allows organizations 12-month access to Portfolio Program benefits without having to commit to becoming full participating sponsors, so that “physicians can get the…

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ABMS’ 2016 Organizational QI Forum Links QI, Research and Policy

September 14, 2016

When quality improvement (QI) is done well, it can improve patient outcomes and inform public policy. However, QI efforts can be difficult to implement, replicate, and publish, fueling skepticism. Keynote speakers at the 2016 ABMS Organizational QI Forum discussed how…

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