American Lung Association, Upper Midwest Region Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program
Portfolio Program

American Lung Association, Upper Midwest Region Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

The Lung Association program will have a special focus on health clinics, hospitals, and health systems and physicians in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin, but it will be available to any systems or physicians affiliated with the American Lung Association who would like to participate. This program is available to all Lung Association affiliated clinic types – small, large, urban, suburban or rural, independent or large delivery systems, residency programs, and university-based, as well as for specific populations, such as the Indian Health Service.

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