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This 1-page worksheet is an important tool for site to utilize during the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle to test the impact and utility of changes being implemented.

Part 2 of the 6 webinar series: Essential Clinical Issues in Migration Health

DATE RECORDED: April 2, 2014
PRESENTED BY:  Hans Dethlefs, MD and Ed Zuroweste, MD

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If you have any follow up questions for this webinar, feel free to contact Dr. Ed Zuroweste at kugelzur@migrantclinician.org or 512.579.4540 .

To receive CME* or CNE credit after viewing any of these webinars you must complete the Participant Evaluation associated with each webinar. If you have any questions, contact our Continuing Education Assistant at contedu@migrantclinician.org

At their best, clinical core measures serve as an important window to examine the impact and quality of care being delivered at health centers. However, without an effective system in place clinical core measures can require a great deal of time and effort without yielding important quality improvement. This session will examine both short and long term strategies health centers can employ to make the best use out of the clinical core measures to improve care for patients. Drs Zuroweste and Dethlefs will examine the building blocks health centers need for an effective quality improvement system. Through a series of case studies, this session will explore the role of clinical leadership, technology and strategies for building a short and long term quality infrastructure that works.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify common pitfalls health centers encounter related to the clinical core measures.
  2. Discuss strategies for assessing a health center’s current capacity to engage in meaningful quality improvement.
  3. Through case studies, evaluate different approaches to clinical quality improvement using the clinical core measures.

FURTHER READING

Approved Uniform Data System (UDS) Changes for Calendar Year 2014 Program Assistance Letter

New Clinical Measures 2014

Effective Data Management for the Pursuit of Quality Health Care: OneWorld Health Center. MCN's Streamline. Winter 2014 Issue 1.

330 Clinical Grant Requirements

Program Assistance Letter

This is the final webinar in a series of seven in our Clinician Orienatation to Migration Health.

DATE RECORDED: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
PRESENTED BY: Edward Zuroweste, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Migrant Clinicians Network

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The scope of the quality improvement program is organization wide and includes activities that monitor and evaluate all phases of the health care delivery system through objective, criteria-based audits, outcome audits, tracking tools, and reporting systems.

To establish processes and mechanisms that will help assure the provision of high quality health care as well as an ongoing process of performance improvement.

“Quality Improvement” (QI) refers to the betterment or enhancement of programs or services. QI develops solutions to the problems noted in the quality reviews and progress reports. Tools used to improve quality include referencing clinical standards, tracking defined programs and measuring outcomes and key indicators, and benchmarking against programs with high levels of performance.

The objectives of the program are to improve employee and patient experiences, to improve health care processes and documentation.

A sample written quality improvement plan for a health center.
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A sample written quality improvement plan for a health center.
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A sample written quality improvement plan for a health center.
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To promote the improvement in the quality of the assessment and care of patients, enhance the appropriate utilization of health care services, and to enhance the value of health care services.