ABMS Data Symposium 2022
Monday, April 11, 2022
10:00 am–3:00 pm CT
An Invitation-only Event
Exploring how ABMS Member Boards use data analytics to improve their certification programs and engage diplomates in lifelong learning and improvement activities.
- Identify existing and emerging health care data sets (public, payors, registries, health care performance, quality and safety metrics) and information processes that impact diplomates, health care systems, and Member Boards.
- Describe Member Boards’ use of programmatic data to assess and improve their certification programs.
- Explain the collaborative efforts that have been used to create a system of metrics that enable diplomate engagement in lifelong learning and improving health and health care activities within and across specialties.
10:00–11:00 am CT
Plenary Session – Moving to the Future: Optimizing Data Analytics to Improve Certification Programs — Perceived Challenges and Proposed Solutions
Moderator: Richard E. Hawkins, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Board of Medical Specialties
Presenter: Marc M. Triola, MD, Assistant Dean of Medical Informatics, Director of the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education, NYU Langone Health
Welcome, Introductions and Overview of the Data Symposium Virtual Agenda
Goal: Explore how Member Boards can use longitudinal data sets and analytics to continuously improve their certification programs.
- Identify how multiple data sets can connect diplomates to performance and patient outcomes.
- Identify the limitations that exist in clinical and administrative data sets and the impact these have on certification programs.
- Establish collaborative opportunities to use existing data sets to inform medical education, assessment, professionalism, and research within and across specialties.
11:15 am–12:45 pm CT
General Session – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Why DEI Data Sets Matter to Member Boards
Moderator: Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA, Chair, Data Symposium Planning Committee and Chief Quality Officer, US Anesthesia Partners
Panelists: Miriam (Mimi) G. Blitzer, PhD, FACMG, Chief Executive Officer, American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics; Ann Harman, PhD, Chief Assessment Officer, American Board of Anesthesiology; Taniecea Mallery, PhD, Senior Director, Organizational Inclusion and Development, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Association of American Medical Colleges; Hershel Alexander, PhD, Senior Director, Data Operations and Services, Association of American Medical Colleges; and William A. McDade, MD, PhD, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Welcome and Introductions
- Describe why the collection of consistent DEI data is a vital strategic priority across the ABMS community.
- Recognize the role of DEI data in the continuous improvement of certification programs.
- Describe the use and impact of DEI strategic initiatives across the UME and GME communities.
- Identify opportunities for DEI data sharing collaborations across the medical education continuum.
Large group Q & A
1:15–2:15 pm CT
Member Board Data Case Studies: Best Practices to Advance the Utilization of Tangible and Useful Data Sets
Facilitator: Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA, Chair, Data Symposium Planning Committee and Chief Quality Officer, US Anesthesia Partners
Concurrent Sessions – Member Board Case Studies:
Case Study #1 – Collective Collaborative Solutions to Advance Research, Longitudinal Data Sets, and Diplomate Engagement in IHHC Activities
Presenters: Ben Cloyd, MD, MIPH, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Colorado; and Huaping Sun, PhD, Director, Psychometrics & Research, American Board of Anesthesiology
Facilitator: Carol Barry, PhD, Senior Psychometrician, American Board of Surgery
Small group Q & A
Case Study #2 – Data Transparency: Why it Matters
Presenter: Brian Nussenbaum, MD, MHCM, Executive Director, American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Facilitators: Jennifer Michael, Chief Operating Officer, American Board of Medical Specialties and Greg Ogrinc, MD, MS, Senior Vice President, Certification Standards & Programs, American Board of Medical Specialties
Small group Q & A
Case Study #3 – Leveraging Multiple Data Sets for Continuous Improvement Across a Specialty
Presenter: Bob Phillips, MD, MSPH, Executive Director, The Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care
Facilitator: Brian George, MD, MAEd, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan, Executive Director, Society for Improving Medical Professional Learning (SIMPL)
Small group Q & A
2:15–2:30 pm CT
An ACCME Data Update
Presenter: Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
2:30–3:00 pm CT
Facilitator: Richard E. Hawkins, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Board of Medical Specialties
Small Group Facilitators Recap
Large Group Recap and Summary: Next Steps