Quality Improvement Summit
2019 Date and Location TBD
During the 2018 Summit, participants gained insight into diabetes prevention and management, learned the benefits of a team-based approach to care, and understood the importance of setting an office protocol that supports practice improvement. An expert speaker covered topics such as the importance of quality improvement (QI) and its impact on enhanced patient care, showcased key points of the prevention and management of diabetes, and illustrated how streamlining office procedures can make a positive impact on health outcomes as well as an improved work environment.
In addition, the selected practices are using the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians’ prevention and management of diabetes QI module that has been approved by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) as an alternative Family Medicine Certification Performance Improvement (PI) activity for 20 PI points and by the American Academy of Family Physicians for 20 continuing medical education (CME) credits.
Selected Practices Had To
- Identify up to four members of the care team to attend the Summit on April 7, 2018, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus. Attendance by a physician or team champion was required.
- Utilize the diabetes module to enter chart data, select a pathway of intervention (prevention or management of diabetes), and re-enter data after five months of protocol intervention. View a video tutorial on how to use the module.
Participating Practices Received
- Complimentary registration and mileage reimbursement for up to four members of the care team to attend the Summit.
- Free CME credits for all on-site participants.
- $250 practice stipend for completion of the module after five months of implementation.
- ABFM Family Medicine Certification PI activity credit and 20 AAFP CME credits upon completion of the diabetes module.
This live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5 Prescribed CME credits by the AAFP. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as equivalent to the AMA Physicians Recognition Award Category 1 credit
If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Director of Events and Foundation Programs Kaitlin McGuffie or call 800.742.7327.
This QI initiative is supported by grants provided by the American Cancer Society East Central Division and the Ohio Department of Health.