This session aims to teaching the “why” and the “how” for integrating Health Equity into all QI efforts. We will begin with a primer on health equity terminology and discuss the Quintuple Aim for healthcare improvement. Next, we will review the current state of inequities in patient care and outcomes. Finally, we will discuss the role of QI in addressing inequities, specifically sharing how QI tools can be intentionally used to better understand and address the root causes of inequities.
Estimated Time to Complete: 15 minutes
- Describe the case for the Quintuple Aim and the importance of including Health Equity in QI efforts
- Recognize how systemic inequities leads to disparities in health outcomes
- Apply the lens of equity to all quality improvement efforts and quality and safety education
The faculty and planners of these activities have no relevant relationships to disclose unless denoted below. All relevant relationships were mitigated prior to the start of this activity.
Michelle-Marie Peña, MD
Darlene Tad-y, MD
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.25 Non-physician