The Essential Role of Quality Improvement in Population Health

1.0 CME Credit

1.0 CE Credit

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Patient Safety/Risk Management 1.0, Physician Advisor 1.0, Managed Care 1.0, Case Management 1.0, Transitions of Care 1.0

Legislating health care policies and regulations is a difficult task that once in practice may have unintended consequences with long-term implications. The good news is that while issues concerning access and reimbursement continue, the underlying work to address population health, quality improvement, and patient safety is forging ahead.

This session was recorded live at our 2018 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and is a portion of the online course entitled: Navigating What’s Next with Population Health, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety.

This session discusses the role of quality improvement in population health, including measuring quality and the evolution and impact of quality improvements and emerging initiatives.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
  • Illustrate how the National Quality Forum (NQF) brings together leaders to address the nation's most significant population health challenges
  • Recognize the role of quality measurement and quality improvement in making more effective, affordable care safer for communities and individuals
  • Discover evidence-based tools and recommendations used by multidisciplinary stakeholders to improve population health locally, regionally, and nationally

This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME credit and nursing contact hours offered for each profession.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94. CE Broker Tracking# 20-637081.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

All participants must achieve a final assessment score of at least seventy percent (70%) for recertification and continuing education credits. You have 60 days to complete the course after ordering. Please note: Exam candidates taking the Core Body of Knowledge and Diplomates renewing their certification may have less time to complete, as determined by deadlines imposed.

This activity is valid from October 15, 2018 through March 15, 2021. Original release date: April 13, 2018.

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COURSE FEES: Diplomate $29.00      Member $34.00      Non-Member $42.00

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About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this online activity.

John Bernot, MD
Dr. John Bernot specializes in healthcare quality measurement and health information technology while also remaining a primary care physician. At NQF, he leads numerous initiatives including the NQF Health Equity Program, prioritizing quality measurement efforts, measuring quality in health information technology initiatives, and the Primary Care & Chronic Illness measure endorsement team. He directs the Measure Applications Partnership Clinician Workgroup, which evaluates quality measures for two federal payment programs: the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

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