Using Data in Quality Improvement

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the types of data that are used for quality improvement (QI)
  • Discuss the critical steps in a data collection plan and why they need to be addressed in advance of project initiation
  • Compare and contrast available sources of data for QI
  • Identify the appropriate comparator model for a proposed intervention and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each model
  • Describe how to create and interpret histograms, bar charts, and Pareto charts
  • Describe how to create and interpret run charts, particularly in recognizing signals of special cause variation on run charts
  • Recognize the different types of statistical process control (SPC) charts
  • Describe how classical statistical analysis (including regression) and run or SPC chart analysis complement each other
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-physician
Course opens: 
08/18/2021
Course expires: 
08/18/2024
Member cost:
$0.00
Your cost:
$95.00
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Authors: Maryanne Chumpia, MD, MS, Matthew Cerasale, MD, MPH, SFHM, and Karen Clarke, MD, MPH, MSc, FACP, SFHM

Dr. Chumpia, Dr. Cerasale, and Dr. Clarke report having no relevant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

Additional planners and faculty have no relevant relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement Designation

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-physician

Price

Member cost:
$0.00
Your cost:
$95.00
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The following is an interactive educational module designed to help you gauge your basic knowledge of the topic and then direct you to areas you may need to focus on. It consists of several sections: a study program & CME evaluation. All sections must be completed to receive CME credit.

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