Quality Improvement Bootcamp



ACMQ Quality Improvement Bootcamp

Sessions will be held on August 1, 8, 15, 22 from 12:00pm-2:00pm ET.

Due to the Global Pandemic, ACMQ's Quality Improvement Bootcamp is changing format. This year's Bootcamp will offer the same great, in-depth training that provides the essential groundwork for candidates preparing to sit for the American Board of Medical Quality's certification exam in Medical Quality Management, but virtually.

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- QI Bootcamp Featured Speakers -

Medical Director, Quality Assurance, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Ajanta Patel, MD, MPH
Quality Improvement Leader & Educator, University of Chicago Medical School

Jerry Jaboin, MD, PhD, CMQ
Executive Vice Chair, Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Charles R. Gill, MD, MPH, FACMQ
Sr. Director - Health Services Operations; SSM Health Medical Group

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Quality Improvement Bootcamp Schedule

This year's virtual Bootcamp will take place throughout the month of August and will feature four sessions.

Julie Caldwell, MD, FACMQ

Topic: Basics of Quality Improvement

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Review the history of quality (e.g., IOM report, industries that use quality methods, seminal papers)
  2. Define quality, medical error
  3. Show the steps to develop a QI program
  4. Review basic QI Methods: PDSA/Six Sigma/LEAN/Rapid Cycle Change
  5. Analyze quality issues using tools and determine which tools are the most effective for specific issues
Topic: Quality Measurement

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Construct appropriate measures for QI projects
  2. Compare and contrast the characteristics of structure, process, and outcome measures
  3. Identify upcoming trends in the science of quality measurement
  4. Discuss the necessary characteristics of quality measures, including reliability and validity
  5. Discuss diagnostic error

Jerry Jaboin, MD, PhD, CMQ
Yosef Dlugacz, PhD, CMQ
Oliver Nguyen, BS, CSSBB

Topic: Medical Informatics

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Discuss security against cyber attacks
  2. Examine the benefits, risk and cost of EHR adoption
  3. Discuss the principles and components of decision support systems
  4. Explain the impact of major national reporting companies as it relates to quality and safety
  5. Discuss the national quality structure contained in the Affordable Care Act.
Topic: Data Analytics

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Determine the sources of data for analyzing quality processes and outcomes
  2. Assess what information is necessary to make data actionable
  3. Review data registries and benchmarking datasets
  4. Explain the impact of big data, comparing claims-based data
  5. Review basic epidemiology concepts, such as confidence intervals, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and power
Topic: Economics and Finance: Moving from Volume to Value

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Outline the key concepts of general business practice and the key economic principles that medical quality practitioners must understand
  2. Outline the key financial and accounting concepts and tools and detail how these tools are used
  3. Discuss the economic policy that has caused government to become more involved in medical care
  4. Describe MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act), CHIP and MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) and the expected impact of those programs – may need to add additional payment models, consider touching on challenges with current evaluation measures (readmission, mortality)

Beverly Collins, MD, MBA, MS, FACPM, FACMQ
Ricardo Correa, MD, EsD, FACP, FACE, FAPCR, CMQ
Julie Caldwell, MD, FACMQ

Topic: What about the Patient?

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Discuss the power of patient stories
  2. Review the indicators for patient experience measurement including CAHPS measures, access and timeliness measures, and equitable care and social determinants of health
  3. Trace the evolution of patient (person)-directed care
  4. Describe patient portals and other technology for activating patients
  5. Explain how Patient Family Advisory Councils can be useful for improving care
Topic: External Quality Improvement /Organizational/ Education

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Identify the foremost accrediting agencies and outline their roles and responsibilities
  2. Describe the roles of provider profiling, public performance reporting and benchmarking
Topic: Ethics of Quality and Safety

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Identify the key ethical concepts in health care
  2. Discuss the ethical issues related to medical error and transparency
  3. Review disclosure and apology
  4. Discuss the basic concepts for institutional review boards
  5. Describe the tension between research, QI and IRB
  6. Explain how to tell if a project is research or quality

Charles Gill, MD, MPH, FACMQ
Ajanta Patel, MD, MPH
Julie Caldwell, MD, FACMQ

Topic: Legal issues: Interface between QI and the Law

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Identify basic concepts related to legal issues in health care
  2. Describe the components of risk management
  3. Discuss Patient Safety Organizations
  4. Discuss the impact of government and court decisions on the practice of medical quality
  5. Discuss HIPAA
  6. Discuss peer protections and the creation and uses of the National Practitioner Database
  7. Explain the effects of malpractice antitrust legislation, risk management and legal alternatives on health care practice
  8. Discuss the impact of legislative efforts on quality and safety, such as the national quality safety structure contained in the Affordable Care Act
  9. List other agencies that impact quality and safety in the federal government, and discuss state versus federal rules
Topic: Patient Safety

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Trace the evolution of patient safety and assess why little has changed
  2. Examine techniques for improving patient safety
  3. Describe the different types of reasoning and medical error and techniques to avoid error
  4. Explain how to identify processes and analyze them
  5. Discuss a systems approach to the prevention of error
  6. Explain the impact of organizational culture, teamwork and crew resource management and how they can improve patient safety
  7. Explain the impact of national collaboratives
Topic: Organizational Design and Management

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Describe the basics of an organizational structure
  2. Explain the responsibilities of a QI leader
  3. Discuss what traits are common among great organizations, including the characteristics of a learning organization
Topic: Utilization Management/Resource Management

Details and Learning Objectives include:

  1. Describe the nine keys steps to utilization management
  2. Describe the processes, procedures, and timing of utilization management
  3. Introduce the concepts of Choosing Wisely
  4. Discuss care transitions


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