The AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI®) webinars provide educational opportunities and resources for physicians and stakeholders to advance quality of care and patient safety.
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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
PCPI staff present key updates and take questions and comments. Listen to these webinars to be informed about PCPI news and activities.
April 22, 2013
May 8, 2012
Nov. 29, 2011
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.
- 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
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
National Institute for Quality Improvment and Education
- 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.
- 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.
Measure Testing Project Webinar Series, 2013-2014
In the first installment of the Measure Testing Project Webinar Series, the American Medical Association (AMA)-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (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:
- What do I need to know to select a testing site?
- What will I be asking the testing site to do?
- 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
Questions may be directed vial email to Meredith Jones or by phone at (312) 464-4923.
Measure Testing Project Webinar Series, 2010-2011
Part 1 - How to Plan a Measure Testing Project: Overview
Are you interested in testing your physician performance measures but are not sure how to get started? This program addresses questions related to measure testing, including:
- Why should we test our physician performance measures?
- What are feasibility, reliability, and validity, and how do we test measures for them?
- How long will a testing project take?
- How many charts do we need to review?
- How do we recruit testing partners?
- How much will a testing project cost?
- Do we need to submit an institutional review board (IRB) application?
- Are there any existing tools we can use to help our measure testing project go more smoothly?
Part 2 - Measure Testing Projects: Revealing Lessons Learned
Are you planning to test your physician performance measures? Do you want to ensure that you benefit from lessons learned from past measure testing projects? This webinar highlights and answers many questions regarding measure testing, including:
- Who should perform the chart abstraction?
- How can we ensure that each chart abstracter interprets the measures correctly?
- How do participating physician practices benefit from the project?
- What resources do the participating physician practices need to provide in order to make the project successful?
- What if a measure is found to not be feasible to collect at a physician practice?
- How can we ensure that the IRB process goes as smoothly as possible?
- How do we know that our results are statistically significant?
Part 3 - Measure Testing Projects: Sharing Results
Are you planning to test your physician performance measures? Do you want to know more about what types of results may come from the project and how the results might be used? This webinar helps answer many of your questions regarding the results of measure testing, including:
- What does it mean if measures are feasible or not feasible? What can be done if limitations to full measure feasibility are found?
- What does it mean if our measures are reliable or not reliable? What can we do if limitations to measure reliability are found?
- What does it mean if our measures are valid or invalid? What can be done if limitations to measure validity are found?
- What sort of recommendations may come out of the testing project? How might these be used?
- What format should be used to present project findings?
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?
Questions regarding this program may be emailed to Keri Christensen.