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Please click the following links to access the desired CME/CE Information:
CME Accreditation Statement
How to Receive CME Credit
CME Planning Committee
Disclosure Statements (Commercial Support/Conflicts of Interest)
Practice Gap/Goal Statement
Policy on Privacy & Confidentiality
Time, Equipment, & Software Required
Acknowledgments of Financial & In-Kind Support
The activities on this website have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine and Improvement Learning. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for CME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
|Completion of the two part QI Skills Self-Assessment and Summary:||3 credits|
|Completion of the QI Skill Development Plan:||1 credit|
|Completion of each of the 6 HISC QI Skills "Learning Modules": Successful completion of all six modules could add up to a maximum of 6 category 1 credits.||1 credit each, for up to 6 credits|
|Completion of the QI Project Plan, a QI project off line, and the QI Project Assessment||15 credits*|
if all other activities on this website have also been completed.
If you are completing these activities in order to meet a Part 2 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirement, as a medical specialty board diplomate, you must complete all activities on this site in order to receive credit for meeting the MOC Part 2 requirement. ABIM Diplomates must enter this site via their personal ABIM website portal (go to www.abim.org) in order to get MOC credit from ABIM. American Board of Pediatrics Diplomates must enter this site via their personal ABP website portfolio portal by clicking on the link to this site to be found there (go to www.abp.org) in order to receive credit from ABP.
Current Accreditation Period: Vanderbilt SOM CME: September 01, 2010 – December 31, 2013
Forthcoming Accreditation Period: CWRU SOM: January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2016
To contact the CME provider: email Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org
To receive credit for your work at this website, please do the following:
- Complete the entire activity or learning module. (Credit is granted individually for a) the rapid QI skills self-assessment activity, b) the QI skill development plan, c) for each of the six QI skills learning modules, and d) for completion of the QI Project planning and assessment activities.)
Again, please note that you must complete all activities on this site to receive the 15 CME credits for completion of the “My QI Project” planning and assessment activities.
Also note that for many multiple choice questions found in the six learning modules, you will find that if you answer the question correctly (in the opinion of the module authors), you will be informed that this is the case and told why (provided with their rationale). If you answer a question incorrectly in the opinion of the module authors you will be informed that this is the case and told why and then asked to try again till you respond correctly. In this way, you should emerge from these experiences knowing the ‘correct’ answers to all such question. Doing so is the minimum required to successfully work your way through the learning modules.
- Complete the post activity evaluation for each of these activities and for each learning module.
- As each activity or module is completed, proceed to the certificate page. You will be awarded CME credit (AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)tm), if you indicated you are an MD or a DO when you registered. Otherwise, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. You will automatically receive your CME certificate or certificate of participation online. You can access a record of your completed activity(ies) and your certificate(s) by going to your "My Account" area (when you are logged in to the site).
The CME planning committee for this CME activity consisted of:
- Kurt Stange, MD, PhD, Chair, Professor of Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine / UH
- Mary Dolansky, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University
- Christina Delos-Reyes, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University
- Srinivas Merugu, MD, Associate Training Director, Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
- Mark Cheren, EdD,, Editor in Chief, President, Improvement Learning, 3093 Warrington Rd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120
Dr. Mark Cheren, Editor in Chief of the Healthcare Improvement Skills Center and a member of the HISC CME planning committee wishes to disclose that he is sole proprietor of Improvement Learning LLC, the private, for profit consulting firm where the Healthcare Improvement Skills Center (HISC) website is housed. And Dr. Kurt Stange, Chair of the HISC CME planning committee, wishes to disclose that he has served as principal investigator on two educational projects that used the HISC website and modules and that these projects were funded by the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation.
All other planners and contributors indicated no financial relationships to disclose.
It is the intent of the Case Western Reserve University CME Program in conformance with University policies to prevent identity theft to maintain the confidentiality of any physician or healthcare provider information obtained or utilized by the CME Program in the course of registration for CME activities, participation as faculty, preparation and release of transcripts of activities for which credit has been earned, or any other CME Program function that involves confidential information. Such confidential information includes physician mailing address, in some instances the last four digits only of the Social Security number (used as a unique identifier) and record of credit hours earned. All such confidential information will be (1) retained in a secure, password-protected electronic data base and filing system, (2) never displayed where it may be observed or recorded and (3) released individually only upon receipt of written authorization from the party requesting their own information. The sole exception to the above is the use of the last four digits of the Social Security number in printed class lists to assure that participants with identical names are able to appropriately register or sign in.
- Use a PC or Macintosh computer.
- This site is not yet fully functional (and not able to be used) with iPads or other tablet devices.
- HISC 3.0 supports these browsers:
- Any problem with them should be considered and reported as a bug to HISC 3.0 Technical Support.
- If you have installed any "pop-up stopper" software, you will need to disable this software before entering any of the modules.
- Use a monitor with the resolution set to 1024 x 768 pixels or greater.
We wish to acknowledge and express our sincere appreciation for support for original work contributing to the development of this project from a grant awarded by the Contemporary Education Initiative of "The Network" at the Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco. We would also like to acknowledge and express our gratitude for the unusual encouragement and support provided to this project by the Case Western Reserve University Division of Information Technology Services in the form of technical assistance and an unsecured loan, making it possible to initiate a major redesign and upgrade of the HISC Website and accompanying healthcare improvement skills web modules, in 2004-5.
The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Program in Continuing Medical Education, the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, the Academy for Post Graduate Health Care Education, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement all contributed a great deal of encouragement and in-kind staff time to the initial stages of this undertaking. In addition, IHI's New Health Partnerships project awarded a small grant making it possible to incorporate an example of patient participation in an improvement project in Module 2, Building a Team.Finally, we would like to acknowledge, here, the participation and significant contributions of Medical Directions Inc., Tucson, Arizona, to the initial development of this site; and the participation and significant contributions of imageNation LLC, Lakewood, Ohio, in recent years.
Re: Use of This Site
For more information about this site, about assessing the impact of its use
in your setting, or about the possibility of adapting its content to the
special needs of a given population of healthcare professionals or a
particular healthcare setting, society, organization or system, please
Mark Cheren, EdD
Editor in Chief, HISC Website
Healthcare Improvement Skills Center
3093 Warrington Rd. Shaker Heights, OH 44120-2460
Re: Technical Problems with This Site
Please go to https://www.improvementskills.org/contact-us.cfm to reach the “User Support and Feedback” page.
Re: CME Credit
For more information about CME credit related to the activities at this site, please contact the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Program in Continuing Medical Education
Telephone: 216. 983.1239 and 800.274.8263
Re: ABIM MOC
For more information about using this site to meet the American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Part 2 requirement, please call: 800-441-ABIM.
Re: ABP MOC
FFor more information about using this site to meet the American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification Part 2 requirement, please write or call:
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