IMPACT DC has partnered with the DC Department of Health, Children’s National Health Network, DC PICHQ and the Maryland and DC AAP chapters to recruit and coach new practices for a new QI project to improve asthma care. If you are a pediatrician, family physician or other health care professional interested in improving your asthma care for children – and earning CME and MOC QI credit – here’s a great opportunity.

Last year, IMPACT DC and CNHN guided 250 pediatricians in almost 50 practices from Maryland, DC and Virginia to measurably improve their asthma care – and received American Board of Pediatrics Part 4 MOC QI credit (25 points) and CME credit (up to 30 hours). Satisfaction scores with the regional QI project and its impact on asthma care were extremely high. Practices improved how they delivered asthma care based on nationally benchmarked quality measures.

Practicing physicians and their teams are busy. They are often challenged to find the time to measure and improve care – and meet CME and MOC QI requirements in a meaningful way. This project learning is conducted through lunchtime web conferences – using an internet-connected computer. Sessions are recorded for viewing at other convenient times. Providers earn individual MOC and CME credit for performing simple practice-based chart audits, team meetings and improvement pilots. The project will provide hands-on coaching in your practice to get you started and monthly lunchtime project calls where practices can see how they are performing compared to their (de-identified) peers and share improvement tips with each other. This model is called a quality improvement “learning collaborative”- and CNHN is one of the country’s innovators. The American Board of Pediatrics has recognized CNHN as a QI portfolio sponsor – we can develop and approve our own QI projects for ABP MOC credit.

What’s new for 2013-2014?

  1. We’ve improved and streamlined the project – combining several learning sessions and project calls.
  2. We have special DC DOH funding to underwrite participation by DC practitioners serving underserved populations – especially SE DC.
  3. We will seek MOC credit from the American Board of Family Medicine – so family physicians can receive MOC QI credit for participation.

Practices can enroll online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/asthmaqi.

Improving pediatric asthma care in a busy practice can be done! IMPACT DC & CNHN have developed a practice-based model, coaching and support to help you meet your CME & MOC requirements and to improve clinical care in your practice and regionally. You, too, can achieve great results. We look forward to your participation!

For more information, contact Tamara John at tjohn@cnmc.org or 202-476-5481.

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