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.