Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
Comment on performance measures white paper
Share your thoughts about a white paper that looks at standards for evaluating patient-reported outcome (PRO)-based performance measures. Comments are due via an online survey by 6 p.m. Eastern time Nov. 20.
Developed by the AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI®), the white paper identifies five purposes for which PROs are used in performance evaluation and recommends 13 methodological standards. The findings reveal that understanding the patient perspective is an essential component of performance evaluation. However, the authors note that rigorous measurement strategies should be employed to ensure that lessons learned are valid, feasible, actionable and meaningful to decision-makers.
Learn more about the PCPI in a recent edition of AMA Wire.
AMA offers CME activities to fit your busy schedule
Looking for continuing medical education (CME) opportunities to complete when it's convenient? The AMA offers a wide variety of self-paced educational activities.
Find opportunities on the AMA's CME Web page, which lists activities by topic and format. Certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, the activities cover a wide variety of topics, including:
- Adopting health information technology
- Screening and managing eating disorders in primary care
- Discussing weight management and healthy lifestyles with patients
- Promoting health literacy
Learn more about the guidelines that must be followed when AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is designated for a CME activity by consulting the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) booklet.