MyPOD: an EMR-Based Tool that Facilitates Quality Improvement and Maintenance of Certification - American Board of Medical Specialties

Participation in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) requires quality assessment efforts. This article discusses a quality improvement effort to review an electronic medical records tool called My Personal Outcomes Data (MyPOD) that tracked surgical outcomes at the Nemours-AI duPont Hospital for Children. The effort compared MyPOD and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) databases and revealed many adverse events were not being reported by surgeons. This project showed problems that can occur with self-reporting and how it can be improved upon through using MOC requirements.

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