Collaboration: Key to Large-Scale Portfolio Program

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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 for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™ (Portfolio Program).

Sally Kraft, MD, MPH, Vice President of Population Health-Community Engagement at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and Colleen Peck Reuland, MS, Director of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership (OPIP), and an instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), shared their experiences forming and running large-scale Portfolio Program initiatives at the 2016 ABMS Organizational QI Forum. The third annual QI Forum bridged public policy, and organizational and professional imperatives driving QI and MOC. Health care leaders, QI experts, policy makers, leading researchers, and journal editors described quality initiatives and best practices, including examples from Portfolio Program sponsors, as well as explored research, evaluation, and dissemination opportunities.

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