Educational Tools Key to Designing QI Activities for MOC

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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. Robbins, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Kaiser Permanente Maintenance of Certification Portfolio at The Permanente Federation, and Mary W. Ales, CHCP, FACEHP, Executive Director of the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA), reviewed key components in the design of a QI activity and how to leverage organizational expertise to enable physicians to receive Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Multi-Specialty Portfolio Programâ„¢ (Portfolio Program). They presented at the third annual ABMS QI Forum that bridged public policy, and organizational and professional imperatives driving QI and MOC. Health care leaders, QI experts, policy makers, 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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