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Performance Improvement with Joslin

Everyone’s talking about Performance Improvement (PI) these days

The AMA has called PI the “core of the new CME”. PI is regarded as an effective way to identify deficiencies in your individual practice and then take steps to close those gaps. The entire process, which takes about 4 months, involves:

  1. Self-assessment using your own patient charts
  2. Identification of specific gaps in patient care
  3. Selection of educational activities to address those gaps
  4. Follow-up assessment 3 months after completing activities

Both the ABIM and ABFM now require diplomates to complete a PI activity as part of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. Contact your board for full details.

Joslin can help you complete a PI activity

Joslin has three PI pathways in the area of diabetes care, which reside on the Joslin Professional Education Continuum (JPEC). These activities are approved through the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Approved Quality Improvement (AQI) Pathway and are eligible for 20 points towards the Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance requirement of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).


Click on any of the icons to learn more about what patient measures you will be examining, and what specific goals are involved with each PI pathway. Once you register for any of the pathways, our dedicated PI Practice Champion will be on hand to assist you through the process and answer any questions.

Advantages

  • No cost for participating
  • CME and MOC credits for physicians
  • Access to educational and informational resources in the Joslin CareKit™
  • Online guidance in selecting goals and interventions appropriate to your practice
  • Forms and reports for documenting progress

Start your journey to improvement today! 

Visit www.jpec.joslin.org, log in and click on any of the pathway icons that you see above.


Development of Office-based Systems of Care: Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Most people with type 2 diabetes in the US are not at goal for glycemia and other comorbidities, including hypertension and dyslipidemia. This PI activity will provide physicians with the tools to assess their practice, to choose appropriate educational and office system interventions to improve the care of their patients with diabetes, and to measure the results.

To Participate

  1. Go to the JPEC Type 2 Diabetes homepage and register as a new member
    or log in if already a current member of JPEC.
  2. Click on the Type 2 Diabetes Performance Improvement link.
  3. Follow the steps in the activity. The minimum duration for participation is 4 months,
    allowing enough time for the selected interventions to be effective.
  4. After completing the activity, you will receive immediate CME credit. 
    See below for instructions to physicians for reporting participation in an
    AQI Pathway project to ABIM

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

Identification and Reduction of Cardiometabolic Risk

Primary care clinicians are in the best position to identify cardiometabolic risk early in the natural history of this process and to provide clinically appropriate and cost-effective treatments to meet current aggressive metabolic control recommendations for dysglycemia, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and obesity. In this PI activity, physicians will assess gaps in their care of their patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, and will be provided with educational interventions, patient handouts and office system tools to improve specific areas of their practice that directly impact their performance and the care of their patients.

To Participate

  1. Go to the JPEC Cardiometabolic Risk homepage and register as a new member
    or log in if already a current member of JPEC.
  2. Click on the Cardiometabolic Risk Performance Improvement link.
  3. Follow the steps in the activity. The minimum duration for participation is 4 months,
    allowing enough time for the selected interventions to be effective.
  4. After completing the activity, you will receive immediate CME credit.
    See below for instructions to physicians for reporting participation in an
    AQI Pathway project to ABIM

This activity is supported by educational grants from Amylin-Lilly; AstraZeneca LP; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; and Lilly USA, LLC.

Advancing Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes

The evolution of treatments for type 2 diabetes over the last decade has required that clinicians maintain an updated understanding of the rapidly-changing therapeutic paradigm in order to achieve recommended goals. In this PI activity, physicians will assess gaps in their care of their patients with type 2 diabetes who are not at glycemic goal, and will be provided with educational interventions, patient handouts and office system tools to improve specific areas of their practice that directly impact their performance and the care of their patients with type 2 diabetes.

To Participate

  1. Go to the JPEC Advancing Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes homepage
    and register as a new member or log in if already a current member of JPEC.
  2. Click on the Advancing Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes Performance Improvement link.
  3. Follow the steps in the activity. The minimum duration for participation is 4 months,
    allowing enough time for the selected interventions to be effective.
  4. After completing the activity, you will receive immediate CME credit.
    See below for instructions to physicians for reporting participation in an
    AQI Pathway project to ABIM

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Instructions to Physicians for Reporting Participation in an AQI Pathway Project to ABIM

In order to receive credit for these activities, you must:

  • Be a physician enrolled in the ABIM MOC program
  • Provide direct or consultative care to patients as part of the activity
  • Implement interventions to improve care as guided by the activity
  • Collect, submit and review relevant clinical data
  • Meet minimum duration criteria

After completing an activity, you can attest to your participation and receive 20 Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance points by submitting a report to ABIM through your Physician Homepage on www.abim.org. Simply login using your ABIM ID and password and click “Submit AQI Project Report” listed under “My Maintenance of Certification Program.” ABIM will grant MOC points after the sponsor verifies your participation in the activity.


For more information
For more information about ABIM’s AQI Pathway, call the ABIM Contact Center at 1-800-441-ABIM or email request@abim.org

Page last updated: July 24, 2014