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ABSTRACT: Patient safety and quality improvement: a ‘CLER’ time to move beyond peripheral participation

In the United States, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has instituted a new program, the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER), that places focus in six important areas of the resident and fellow working and learning environment. Two of these areas are patient safety and quality improvement (QI).

ArcheMedX and Partners Recognized for “Best in Class” Educational Outcomes and Continued Innovation

The Alliance Industry Summit (AIS) Educational Planning Committee of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) recognized the Strategies for Success as a PCMH program as 2016 Best in Class for Educational Outcomes. The award was accepted Monday, May 9th in Philadelphia along with our Partners from
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ABSTRACT: Rapid Development and Deployment of Ebola Readiness Training Across an Academic Health System: The Critical Role of Simulation Education, Consulting, and Systems Integration

In this article, we describe an Ebola preparedness initiative with implementation across an academic health system. Key stakeholder centers of various disciplines and clinical experts collaborated in the development and design. Subject matter experts in the areas of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization protocols for

First NCQA-Certified Clinical Educational Initiative Launches

New initiative supports primary care clinicians in seeking and renewing PCMH Recognition WASHINGTON, DC (September 3) — To support clinicians in their efforts to regularly improve and renew their Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition status, The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and its collaborating partners, Med-IQ and ArcheMedX, announce the
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ABSTRACT: Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement Conference

The Veterans Healthcare Administration (VA) has embraced patient safety and quality improvement in the quest to improve care for veterans. The New Mexico VA Health Care System introduced a new morbidity and mortality conference, called the Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement Conference (IQIC), using patient case presentations to focus on underlying systems

ABSTRACT: Creating a Physician-Led Quality Imperative

To emerge from a significant quality crisis, hospital administration recognized the need for physician leadership to drive improvements. A framework is presented for a physician-led Quality Summit to select best practice initiatives for implementation over 1 year. Results demonstrated statistically significant reductions in ventilator-associated pneumonia, decreasing from the first quarter

ABSTRACT: Integrating quality improvement into continuing medical education activities within a community hospital system

The integration of the Mercy Health System's quality improvement (QI) and continuing medical educational (CME) activities is described. With the implementation of computerized medical data, the opportunities for QI-focused CME are growing. The authors reviewed their regularly scheduled series and special CME programs to assess their impact on quality care

ABSTRACT: Teaching quality essentials: the effectiveness of a team-based quality improvement curriculum in a tertiary health care institution

A unique quality improvement (QI) curriculum was implemented within the Division of General Internal Medicine to improve QI knowledge through multidisciplinary, team-based education, which also met the QI requirement for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and the Mayo Quality Fellows program. Participants completed up

ABSTRACT: Engaging Residents and Fellows to Improve Institution-Wide Quality: The First Six Years of a Novel Financial Incentive Program.

PURPOSE: Teaching hospitals strive to engage physicians in quality improvement (QI), and graduate medical education (GME) programs must promote trainee competence in systems-based practice (SBP). The authors developed a QI incentive program that engages residents and fellows, providing them with financial incentives to improve quality while simultaneously gaining SBP experience. In