ABMS Portfolio Program Helps Engage More Physicians in QI

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Through the ABMS Portfolio Program™ your organization can offer continuing certification credit towards QI/PI requirements to physicians, medical specialists, PAs, and some residents. 

The program operates through a network of Program Sponsors to award credit from an ABMS Member Board or the  National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Program Sponsors handle essential tasks including activity submissions, attestation approvals, and sending confirmation of activity completion to ABMS. Easy submission templates have helped thousands of specialists complete and receive credit for activities addressing areas such as:

  • Prevention and public health issues (COVID-19, opioid abuse, health disparities, mental health) 
  • Specific diseases (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer) 
  • Patient safety (sepsis, medication interactions, falls, immunizations) 
  • Resource stewardship (low back pain imaging, “Choosing Wisely” topics) 
  • Systems issues (transitions of care, reducing readmissions, message management)

“This is a real win for both the organization and faculty.”

Jeffrey Tabas, MD, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

“Physicians say that our projects are empowering and invigorating”

Sean Powell, MD, Kaiser Permanente Foundation

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Program Sponsors say participating in the Portfolio Program has opened new opportunities to:

  • Stimulate practice-level innovation to reduce costs and create efficiencies systemwide
  • Inspire closer collaborations with and among QI, CME/CPD, credentialing, and information technology teams
  • Improve patient experience of care and community health
  • Support professional development and promote personal well-being
  • Cultivate relationships with other quality-centric organizations

Read How Portfolio Program Sponsors Are Increasing Physician Engagement and QI Results

Sharp HealthCare Ramps Up Telemedicine During COVID

Sharp HealthCare addressed the rapid ramp up of telemedicine by developing “Webside Manners,” a five-part online, interactive, educational series to address virtual bedside manners highlighting best practices from their colleagues. Read more.

Collaboratives Bring Portfolio Program Sponsors Together

Portfolio Program Sponsors are making strategic connections with other organizations to improve patient care on a national level. Learn how they are improving HPV vaccination rates, poster-operative pain management in the NICU, and maternal care in hospitals and birthing centers. Read more.

Strategies Engage Marshfield Clinic Health System Providers in QI Activities

Being a Portfolio Program Sponsor has bolstered the quality of Marshfield Clinic Health System’s CME program, because of the ability to connect quality outcomes in their patient population to their sponsored performance improvement continuing medical education (PI-CME) activities. Read more.

Being an ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor Shows High ROI for Michigan Medicine

QI activities at Michigan Medicine are often aligned with national priorities for improving health care. In a four-page report, staff detailed several direct, indirect, and intangible benefits of being an ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor, showing that the program has a high ROI. Read more.

Gundersen Health System Takes on Childhood Vaccinations

Recognizing the influential role clinicians can play in encouraging caregivers to vaccinate children, the team at Gundersen Health System developed a QI project to improve and standardize the existing vaccination protocols by offering clinicians new tools and education. Read More.

Project Aims to Keep St. Jude Childhood Cancer Survivors Safe from Hepatitis B

The After Completion of Therapy Team created a QI project that was submitted to the ABMS Portfolio Program focused on establishing protection against HBV infection among long-term survivors of childhood and adolescent cancers. Read more.

QI Project Increases Hepatitis C Screenings at University of Utah Health System

After considering the 19 quality measures the South Ogden Health Center clinic reviews monthly, its team chose to focus on increasing the number of hepatitis C screenings in community members born between 1945 and 1965, as recommended by the CDC. The results of this project were exceptional. Read more.

ABMS Member Boards Involved in the ABMS Portfolio Program

ABMS Member Boards Involved in the ABMS Portfolio Program
  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Board of Pathology
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Radiology
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Urology

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