Integrating Maintenance of Board Certification and Health Systems' Quality Improvement Programs - American Board of Medical Specialties

This article is a blog post that describes MAYO clinic’s 2009 efforts to partner with the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) to create a pilot program: the Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program (MSPP) for Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The pilot involved adapting the traditional MOC Part IV process (that usually focuses more on individual QI projects) and allowed Mayo to oversee and award Part IV MOC to its physicians engaged in frontline as well as institutional efforts to improve patient outcomes, safety, and service. The article highlights the success of Mayo Clinic’s efforts and discusses the expansion of the MSPP to include other specialty boards and health care organizations. The authors conclude with suggestions for the future model of MOC.

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Integrating Maintenance of Board Certification and Health Systems’ Quality Improvement Programs

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