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QOW Now Earns CME Credit, Among Other Enhancements

“You can kind of double dip. You get the educational, interesting question of the week where we learn something interesting and it counts toward the Board recertification, and we also get CME credit.” -Dr. Phyllis Waring

With more than 16,000 diplomates now participating in the Question of the Week series, this Self-Assessment activity has become the most popular avenue to earn Part 2 credit.

Dr. Sally Corden, a general pediatrician from Madison, Wisconsin, looks forward to her weekly QOW emails, sometimes even choosing to login before the notification message gets to her inbox.

Cashing in on Credit

The ABP is receiving and approving more quality improvement applications than ever before, as diplomates seek Maintenance of Certification credit for the quality improvement (QI) work they’re already doing.

Since launching this application, which was designed specifically for teams of 1-10 physicians, the ABP has approved more than 1,000 QI projects!

ADHD Conversations: The Williams Family Story

Like most parents, Donna Williams was overwhelmed when her middle daughter, Nylah, was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- ADHD.

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Jeffrey B. Anderson, MD, MPH, MBA, refused to believe that infants born with serious heart defects could not gain weight, just one factor behind their high mortality rate.

A pediatric cardiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Anderson began studying infants with a rare condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) — a malformation of the heart — as a cardiology fellow.

EPAs, Competencies and Milestones

 

How do you know when pediatric trainees are ready to practice medicine without supervision?

Lean Training Leads to More Streamlined MOC Process

“The staff has always been enthusiastic about quality improvement...Our staff has taken pride in making the MOC process easier and more accessible for our physicians. It’s been rewarding to see the level of excitement when they get behind a project.”

- Dr. Virginia Moyer, ABP Vice President of MOC and Quality

To ease the process of earning Maintenance of Certification credit for Improving Professional Practice activities (MOC Part 4), the ABP developed a system for pediatricians to apply for credit for quality improvement projects they already have completed.

New Online Portal Making Life Easier for Program Directors, Coordinators

Early in 2016 the ABP launched its new Program Director’s Portal. The first phase of the project, now live, allows program directors and coordinators to manage their program profiles online. Features of the portal gives users the ability to change the program’s contact information, add or change coordinators, provide a coordinator access to the portal and view trainee’s examination results.

Additionally, program directors and coordinators can view, download and export examination results beginning with the fall 2015 examinations and 2016 Subspecialty In-Training Examination (SITE) results.

MOC Credit Provides “Sweet Cookie” Incentive for Improving Implementation

“Our goal was to reduce unnecessary tests.”

- Vineeta Mittal, MD, MBA

Clinical practice guidelines can be a very effective mechanism for sharing best practices in the treatment of many childhood diseases. In 2006, for example, the American Academy of Pediatrics published clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of bronchiolitis, a common cause of hospitalization in children from birth to age 2.

It's More than Just the Science: Patient Safety Can Be Life or Death

“It wasn’t the cancer that killed her. It was medical errors.”

- Carole Hemmelgarn, Mother

Carole Hemmelgarn tells residents, medical school faculty, students, nurses — anyone who will listen at lectures and Grand Rounds — about the importance of patient safety.

To emphasize her message, she tells them the story of nine-year-old Alyssa. Back in 2007, Alyssa’s family went skiing, but the usually enthusiastic girl seemed lethargic. Her mother noticed her glands were swollen and her throat was sore.

“Her mom thought she had mono,” Carole tells her audiences.

Latoshia’s Joy: The Rouse Family Story

“It was hard. It was very hard, but if you look at them now, no one even knows they were preemies. They are very healthy and busy. It’s everything I dreamed when I was sitting there watching them beside that bed; I was dreaming of this day. So all the noise in the background is pure joy. Pure joy.”

- Latoshia Rouse, Mother