Quality Measures Deliver Quality Care

1.5 CME Credits
1.5 CE Credits

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Managed Care .75, Physician Advisor 1.5, Case Management 1.5, Patient Safety/Risk Management 1.5

Discover Duke University’s quality initiatives. Duke’s priorities began by incorporating the STEEEP criteria, Baldridge initiatives all while maintaining Duke University Values. Duke’s vision included quality/safety, patient experience, work culture and their financial position for growth. Transforming their patient-centered facilities with a strong teamwork structure, complex care plans and coordination of care and intensive case review process lead to their success in reducing admissions, readmissions and direct costs.

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) share their keys to ensuring high quality, safety, compliance, and reimbursement through information governance. AHIMA’s strategic initiatives include, information governance, informatics, public good, innovation and leadership. Demonstrating the importance of information governance to uphold federal and global data standards, while maintaining federal healthcare regulations is key to their success. Discover AHIMA’s organization-wide framework for managing information throughout is lifecycle which supports their strategy, operations, regulatory, legal, risk and environmental requirements.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss the importance of core values in driving organizational decisions
  • Determine how the STEEEP criteria is incorporated in a successful quality model
  • Recognize innovative performance improvement measures that may be implemented in your setting
  • Determine the keys to ensuring high quality, safety, compliance, and reimbursement through information governance (IG)
  • Explain why we need information governance in health care
  • Define information governance and the 8 Information Governance Principles for Healthcare (IGPHC)
These sessions were recorded live at our 2016 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and are a portion of the online course entitled: Quality Under the Affordable Care Act: Keys to Success.

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 online enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim 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 1.5 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

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

All participants must achieve a post-test 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 August 4, 2016 through March 15, 2018.

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COURSE FEES: Diplomate $29.00      Professional 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 activity.

Lisa Pickett, MD, FACS

Dr. Lisa Pickett is Chief Medical Officer for Duke University Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medicine at Duke University. Her primary focus is physician development and alignment in safety, quality, and patient satisfaction, as a part of the Duke University Hospital core value of caring for our patients, their loved ones, and each other.

Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA
Lynne Thomas Gordon is the Chief Executive Officer of The American Health Information Management Association. AHIMA is the respected authority for professional education, training, and Health Information Management knowledge. Lynne’s hospital-based background includes Children’s Hospital at Rush University Medical Center, Houston Medical Center in Georgia, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and Shands in Florida; providing management and operation leadership for clinical support and patient support in a variety of roles. Lynne has set AHIMA’s course to train clinicians to manage data so it can be transformed into information and knowledge.

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