Interprofessional QI Training Enhances Competency and QI Productivity Among Graduates: Findings From Nationwide Children’s Hospital - American Board of Medical Specialties

This article describes the efforts undertaken at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to incorporate quality improvement (QI) training within their institution by developing a course called “Quality Improvement Essentials” in 2012. In order to evaluate its effectiveness, surveys were conducted covering self-assessed QI competence in four areas:  1) QI knowledge, 2) testing and implementing change, 3) data management needs, and 4) disseminating science. The results of surveys were positive, indicating increased and maintained QI competency among staff.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a participating sponsor in the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program (MSPP). Approximately 40 percent of those physicians who participated in the course converted their course project to receive Maintenance of Certification (MOC) part IV credit.

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