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PCPI "New Trends in Measure Testing" Webinar

If you were unable to attend the PCPI education session in October 2014 or the live webinar in December 2014, you can still participate in this educational activity. The session is available on demand and covers the impact of testing and measure development on each other, healthcare trends and their influences on measure testing, the new directions of measure testing as a result of these influences, and challenges faced in today’s measure testing environment. There is a special emphasis on how test decks are used in testing clinical quality measures in this session. To access it please visit the AMA Online Learning Center. The cost of attendance is $79 for members and $99 for non-members.


Webinar archive

PCPI Strategic Initiatives

Dec. 17, 2013

NQRN™ Council Orientation Webinar

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Dec. 4, 2012

Learn about the PCPI's new direction.

  • Clinical and patient-reported outcome measures
  • National Quality Registry Network
  • Quality Improvement Program
  • Building measurement capabilities

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Member Dialogue Webinars

PCPI staff present key updates and take questions and comments. Listen to these webinars to be informed about PCPI news and activities.

Dec. 6, 2013
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April 22, 2013
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May 8, 2012
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Feb. 14, 2012
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Nov. 29, 2011
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Sept. 27, 2011
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Quality Improvement in Action Webinar Series

The PCPI Quality Improvement in Action webinar series is intended to provide members with an opportunity to hear from their colleagues who are successfully implementing PCPI and others' measures as part of a quality improvement initiative.  The local, regional, and national initiatives showcased give members insight into how the measures were implemented across various care settings using diferent data sources, models of care, and involving multiple stakeholders.

For more information about the Quality Improvement in Action webinar series, please contact Donitta Ennis at (312) 464-4960.

Designing QI Programs for Primary Care Maintenance of Certification (MOC) - Part 1
March 15, 2011

The PCPI hosted a two-part webinar to provide participants with an overview of the key components and approaches being used to design a QI program most relevant for primary care physicians using criteria recognized by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, and American Board of Pediatrics as a guide.

Program Outline

  • Overview of the key ABMS primary care member board criteria for quality improvement initiatives development for MOC Part IV
  • Types of innovative models "approved" by the primary care boards
  • How to determine the best platform and type of program – web-based vs.
    practice- and community-based
  • Physician participation requirements for MOC credit
  • Getting board approval of your QI program for Part 4 of MOC
  • Drivers and challenges
  • Recommended resources to assist with QI program development

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Using Performance Improvement CME (PI CME) to Drive Continuous Quality Improvement

Feb. 23, 2011

The growing demands to demonstrate improvement in practice and outcomes has increased the need for improvement initiatives that teach physicians how to assess their current practices and implement evidence-based and innovative interventions that lead to positive outcomes.

During this webinar, participants learned how PCPI measures can be used to develop Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (PI CME) to address gaps in care, redesign processes and systems of care, and to fulfill ABMS Maintenance of Certification® (MOC®) requirements and other reporting programs.


Nancy Davis, PhD
Executive Director
National Institute for Quality Improvment and Education

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Program Outline

  • Overview of how to design a PI CME initiative that drives quality improvement (including criteria for PI CME credit, data collection/analysis and innovative interventions used)
  • Using performance measures for needs assessment, learning objectives and outcomes assessment
  • PI CME for ABMS MOC®, Pay for Performance, and Ongoing Physician Professional Evaluation
  • Using registries for data collection in PI CME
  • Examples of PI CME initiatives helping practices achieve positive patient health outcomes
  • Drivers and barriers

Using Data to Improve Care: Case Studies from Colorado

Dec. 15, 2010

Dr. Marjie Grazi Harbrecht, Chief Executive Officer, HealthTeamWorks, and Assistant Clinical Professor in Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Health TeamWorks (formerly Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative – CCGC), shared methodologies and case studies of how Colorado practices used diabetes, asthma, and prevention measures as a starting point to improve patient outcomes by redesigning and transforming care delivery.

Now a successful model for other states, Colorado was one of the first two states chosen to pilot the Improving Performance in Practice initiative developed through the American Board of Medical Specialties along with the Boards and Societies of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics. 

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Program outline:

  • Overview of the Health TeamWorks vision and Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) initiative
  • Core principles and intervention strategies
  • Case studies of how practices transformed their culture and achieved successful outcomes
  • Key drivers that helped sustain their improvement
  • Suggestions for interested adopters
  • Suggestions for PCPI based on use of measures in IPIP

PCPI webinar on HIV/AIDS Quality Improvement Initiatives

Aug. 30, 2010

Michael Horberg, MD, MAS, FACP, shared Kaiser Permanente's experience with implementing the HIV/AIDS measures co-developed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, PCPI, Infectious Diseases Society of America, HIV Medicine Association, and Health Resources and Services Administration. In addition, Lisa I. Backus, MD, PhD presented the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs experience with implementing HIV/AIDS measures across its facilities.

Michael Horberg, MD, MAS, FACP

Lisa I. Backus, MD, PhD

Measure Testing Project Webinar Series

Measure Testing Project Webinar Series, 2013-2015

Sample Size and Sampling Methodology Webinar

The second installment of the PCPI Measure Testing Project Webinar Series offers education on appropriate sample size determination and sampling methodology.

The Sample Size and Sampling Methodology Session provides a brief overview of random sampling in a measure testing project, outlines the sample size determination process and describes two PCPI-recommended sampling methodologies for you to use in your own measure testing projects.

Questions answered in this education module:

  1. How do I determine my sample size and what is the number of charts needed for abstraction at each testing site(s)?
  2. What is a denominator overlap and how can it help with my measure testing project?
  3. How do I efficiently sample charts to be abstracted at each testing site?

Topic Outline:

  • Sample size determination
    • Donner Eliasziw kappa sample size calculation
    • Denominator Overlap Method
  • Sampling methodology
    • Pick-a-Number
    • Random Number Generator

Who should listen to this webinar? Measure implementers, Measure developers, physicians, and physician organizations

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Questions may be directed vial email to Meredith Jones or by phone at (312) 464-4923.

Testing Site Solicitation

In the first installment of the Measure Testing Project Webinar Series, the PCPI provides education on measure testing methodology and processes.

The first webinar topic, Testing Site Solicitation, discusses the purpose of testing site involvement in measure testing projects and the critical characteristics of participating practice sites. In addition, this session includes the PCPI-recommended approach to recruitment planning and soliciting sites for measure testing.

Questions answered in this education module:

  1. What do I need to know to select a testing site?
  2. What will I be asking the testing site to do?
  3. How will I find a testing site?

Testing Site Solicitation Outline:

  • Critical and desirable site characteristics
  • Testing site Scope of Work
  • Recruitment Strategy
    • Recruitment Plan Worksheet
    • Testing Site Solicitation Letter
    • Testing Site Questionnaire

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Measure Testing Project Webinar Series, 2010-2011

Part 4 - Implementation of Physician Performance Measures in an EHR

The focus of this webinar is on how to accomplish the implementation of performance measures in Electronic Health Records (EHR).  If you are interested in testing your physician performance measures for EHR but are not certain how to begin, this webinar provides the guidance that you need.  Webinar participants will learn how to effectively implement physician EHR measures and will get an overview of the implementation steps and the methodology, including the basis for having project decision points and timelines.  At the conclusion of this webinar you will have acquired knowledge and answers to frequently asked question like:

  • How long does an implementation project take?
  • What resources and skill sets are needed for a measure implementation project?
  • What are the necessary steps to take before you begin to program a report?
  • What if we are not currently collecting an essential data element for a measure that we want to implement?
  • How do we validate that a report is pulling the correct information?
  • What determines whether or not an Institutional Review Board (IRB) application needs to be submitted?
  • Are there any existing tools that would make the measure implementation project progress more smoothly?

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