Quality Improvement Methods: Lean and PDSA

The Quality Improvement Methods: Lean and PDSA Module is an online learning module that begins with a lesson and contains a 7-question post-test with accompanying answers, rationales, and references. When the participant selects the correct answer, immediate feedback (i.e., a rationale) is given explaining why it is the correct answer. If an incorrect answer is selected, the participant is invited to "try again". If an incorrect answer is selected a second time, the correct answer is revealed with the rationale.

Quick Facts

Format: Internet-based module beginning with a lesson, and followed by a post-test of 8 questions with accompanying answers, rationales, and references.

CME Credit: Three (3) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Passing Score: 75% (6/7) required for CME credit

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of Lean as they apply to healthcare quality improvement
  • Recognize the most common types of waste in healthcare
  • Demonstrate the utility of value stream mapping
  • Describe the essential steps of the Model for Improvement (PDSA)
  • Identify the key members of an improvement team
  • Describe the different types of measurements used in quality improvement
Activity Disclosure

SHM complies with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support by following policies and procedures designed to identify and manage conflicts of interest in Company-supported Society CME programs at all stages in program design and implementation. All programs are developed independent of any sponsor input and do not allow the use of trade names. Furthermore, SHM instructs faculty to present a balanced view of treatment options and reviews material to make sure this is the case. SHM is transparent about all funding received.

CME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Blackwell Futura Media Services and the Society of Hospital Medicine. Blackwell Futura Media Services is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Blackwell Futura Media Services designates this online activity for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Participation (non-CME)
Course opens: 
10/03/2016
Course expires: 
10/03/2019
Member cost:
$0.00
Non-member cost:
$95.00
Rating: 
0

Alex Carbo, MD
Bill Dickey, MD
Andrew Odden, MD

2016 Update
Alex Carbo, MD
Andrew Odden, MD

The authors report having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Participation (non-CME)

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/03/2016
Course expires: 
10/03/2019

Price

Member cost:
$0.00
Non-member cost:
$95.00
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