Impact of a Performance Improvement CME Activity on the Care and Treatment of Patients with Psoriasis - American Board of Medical Specialties

This study aimed at investigating the impact of a Performance Improvement (PI) activity on dermatologists’ practice specific to psoriasis treatment. The activity was approved for American Board of Dermatology (ABD) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit. Almost 200 physician participants audited their patient charts, reflected on results, benchmarked against peers, engaged in an educational activity, developed an improvement plan, and audited a different set of patient charts to assess changes to practice. Study results revealed significant improvement in patient counseling on cardiovascular disease and shared decision making relevant to the treatment plan. Similarly, study results revealed an overall improvement of history taking. It should be noted that participants self-selected patient charts, that chart data was self-reported, and that there was no control group.