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Pediatric Portfolio Sponsors Meet to Learn About Quality Improvement

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 14:45

Nearly 50 representatives from Pediatric Portfolio Sponsor organizations across the country met in Durham, North Carolina, this summer to learn and share best practices with their peers. Pediatric Portfolio Sponsors are authorized by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) to evaluate local and institutional QI projects against the ABP’s standards and then approve QI projects for MOC credit.

“This was our third year to host the Portfolio Sponsors, and attendance grows each year,” said Kristi Gilreath, Director of MOC External Activities at the ABP. “Some of the portfolio managers who attended have years of quality improvement experience, while others were new to the process, and still others are in the early stages of applying to become a sponsor. The variety in their experience levels helps them learn from each other and build longstanding networks at these meetings.”

Those who attended the two-day meeting traveled to Durham from as close as Duke University to as far as Hawaii, plus 21 states and the District of Columbia in between. They represented hospitals, health care organizations, professional societies, and improvement collaboratives.

The meeting combined large-group sessions about engaging physicians, peer recognition, and physician burnout, with breakout sessions on process improvement, engaging families, the MOCAM platform, and CME activities. Peer-to-peer discussions, “speed networking,” and a poster display rounded out the packed schedule.

Learn more about Pediatric Portfolio Sponsors and how to become one on our website.

You can also watch videos or review the presentations for many of the sessions.

Kristi Gilreath speaks at the 2018 Portfolio Sponsor Meeting