An Outsider Looking In
Guest Columns, ABMS Insights

An Outsider Looking In

Dr. Jason Johanning is a Board Certified general and vascular surgeon who presented a poster at ABMS Conference 2017. In this guest column, he shares his experience and what he learned.

Building a New Generation Committed to Quality Care: The Portfolio Program’s Value as a Professional Development and Educational Tool
ABMS Insights, Guest Columns, Portfolio Program

Building a New Generation Committed to Quality Care: The Portfolio Program’s Value as a Professional Development and Educational Tool

Quality Improvement activities allow the implementation of small, repeated, systematic changes aimed at improving patient care quality, safety, and outcomes. The design, planning, and implementation of QI initiatives by physicians leading to Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) Maintenance of Certification credit are essential to the formative growth of medical professionals who can critically assess system errors, systematically study the contributing factors, and creatively design and implement solutions that result in higher quality, safer, and evidence-based care.

ABMS Statement Regarding State of Texas SB 1148 and Similar State Legislative Efforts
Position Statements, ABMS Insights

ABMS Statement Regarding State of Texas SB 1148 and Similar State Legislative Efforts

ABMS is disappointed by the passage of Texas Senate Bill (SB) 1148. This legislation establishes dangerous precedent by allowing the state to interfere with physician professional self-regulation, as well as dictating to independent organizations—such as insurers and hospitals—which quality standards they may use. Fortunately, the exemptions included in the law will allow hospitals and health systems in Texas to continue to have the right to use Board Certification as a quality indicator.

The American Hospital Association Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program
Press Releases, ABMS Insights, Portfolio Program

The American Hospital Association Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

ABMS has announced that the American Hospital Association has joined the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™. Hospitals and health systems participating in the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Improvement Innovation Network can now facilitate Maintenance of Certification Improvement in Medical Practice credit for physicians who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program.