2020 Outstanding Achievement in Quality Improvement Award – Call for Submissions

January 6 – May 31, 2020

The ABMS Portfolio Program™ Outstanding Achievement in Quality Improvement Award was established to recognize exemplary efforts and activities of Portfolio Program Sponsors that are working to improve the quality of patient care, safety, efficiency, and experiences. Honorees show leadership in advancing successful practices through multidisciplinary teams and developing practical programs that have significant impact within their organization and beyond to better serve patient needs.

The 2020 QI Award recipient will receive the following privileges and benefits:

    1. Waived ABMS Conference 2020 registration for the Sponsor representative
    2. Presentation of the award during the main conference plenary session
      1. Honoree recognition and space at the conference poster and exhibitor sessions
      2. Unique name badge to identify the honoree
    3. Media to include
      1. An announcement pushed on the ABMS Conference app upon presentation of the award
      2. A press release on ABMS and Portfolio Program websites
      3. News stories in the Portfolio Program, ABMS Insights, and ABMS Communique
      4. A profile story about the activity for distribution through ABMS and recipient communication channels
      5. Special logo for recipient to recognize the activity award

Award Timeline

January 6 – May 31, 2020 – Submission period
July 2020 – Award finalists notified
September 2020 – Award presentation at ABMS Conference 2020

Eligibility

Current Portfolio Program Sponsors are welcome to submit applications for the QI Award. The activity must either be active or have ended in 2019. Sponsor submissions will serve as and substitute for the next Sponsor annual Progress Report.

Entry Process

Submissions are to be completed online using the form posted to the Program Sponsor dashboard in MOCAM. Each entry will require a summary of the activity explaining the issue(s) addressed, who it impacted, and the result. Please provide as much quantitative information as possible. Submission of supporting documents such as reports and letters of commendation is encouraged.

Selection Procedure

Applications will be reviewed to ensure they meet Portfolio Program Standards. We are looking for a detailed description and documentation of the work that has been completed as well as a reflection on the importance and impact of the activity within the organization
and among the patients served.

Consideration will be given to activity applications that reflect:

    1. Exceptional leadership and innovation in activity structure and goals
    2. Exceptional involvement of stakeholders in the planning and implementation processes
    3. Improvement in outcomes related to patient care, safety, efficiency, and/or experience
    4. Sustained impact and spread of the intervention(s)

The ABMS Portfolio Program works with a variety of health care organizations to support quality improvement activities that physicians and physician assistants can participate in to earn continuing certification credit from a participating ABMS Member Board or the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. This cooperative relationship can help organizations build or support a robust performance improvement program that aligns an organization’s quality goals with the requirements and aims of continuing certification.

Learn More about the Quality Improvement Award

Hear Dr. Richard E. McClead Jr., Associate Chief Medical Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, describe winning the 2018 ABMS Portfolio Program Outstanding Achievement in Quality Improvement Award as “validation for nine years of hard work.”

Read about the University of Missouri School of Medicine, the 2019 recipient of the Quality Improvement Award.


The ABMS Portfolio Program works with a variety of health care organizations to support quality improvement activities that physicians and physician assistants can participate in to earn continuing certification credit from a participating ABMS Member Board or the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. This cooperative relationship can help organizations build or support a robust performance improvement program that aligns an organization’s quality goals with the requirements and aims of continuing certification.

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