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
SHM CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE POLICY

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

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 Non-physician
Course opens: 
10/03/2016
Course expires: 
10/03/2019
Member cost:
$0.00
Your cost:
$95.00
Rating: 
3

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 Non-physician

Accreditation Period

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

Price

Member cost:
$0.00
Your cost:
$95.00
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