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The ACP Leadership Academy Presents: Improving Patient Outcomes through Quality Improvement

As payment models move from volume to value, the stakes for improved patient outcomes are higher than ever. You need a plan for how to engage your practice in improvement, maximize care for your patients, and leverage your resources.  

Join us for this 3-part series that explains quality improvement efforts and explores how to get your team on the QI bandwagon.

Leading Practice Transformation and Quality Improvement in Times of Change

Recorded on April 26, 2017

During the first webinar in the series, Susan Day, MD, FACP, provides guidance for how to evaluate your practice’s readiness to change, develop a quality improvement culture, and evaluate your leadership style and strengths in order to make quality improvement a priority. Additionally, Dr. Day offers recommendations for how to work within your system and engage your practice in improvement efforts during times of change.

Dr. Day is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Penn Medicine. She recently served as DGIM Director of Quality and Practice Improvement, and is currently the DGIM Director of Population Health. 

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QI Basics

Recorded on June 8, 2017

Join speaker Doron Schneider, MD, FACP, as he explains some of the key concepts in quality improvement work, including PDSAs, process mapping, and lean, and how you can use them to achieve better outcomes in your practice.

Dr. Schneider is currently a practicing internist and the Chief Safety and Quality Officer at Abington Hospitals - Jefferson Health.

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Using Data and Discussion to Drive Improvement

Recorded on September 19, 2017

The series concludes with a talk from Wendi Knapp, MD, FACP, on how to find, use, and communicate the data that your practice already generates to propel change.

Dr. Knapp is an internist and hospitalist for Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter Health Affiliate from Santa Cruz, CA. She is also the Medical Director of Variation Reduction, a clinical analytics program at Sutter Health Northern California.

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This webinar series is presented in partnership with ACP’s Quality Connect Programs and the ACP Support and Alignment Network (SAN).