Portfolio Program

Altarum Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

Altarum Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

ABMS Contact: Rich Waters
(312) 436-2626
rwaters@abms.org

Altarum Contact: Sarah Litton
(202) 772-5062
Sarah.litton@altarum.org

Program Offers Participating Physicians Practicing Across the Nation an Opportunity to Maintain Board Certification and Improve Patient Health and Safety

CHICAGO – July 1, 2019 – The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) announced that Altarum has joined ABMS’ Multi-Specialty Portfolio ProgramTM (Portfolio Program). Physicians who are board certified by one or more of the 18 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program can now earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for their involvement in approved Altarum practice improvement (PI) and quality improvement (QI) activities.

“Altarum’s model of continuing medical education is proven to result in measurably improved physician performance and patient outcomes,” said Eileen Bailey, Director of Continuing Education at Altarum. “We offer off-the-shelf and customized performance improvement initiatives that include in-person training and implementation support at the physician location and involve interprofessional education for the entire care team. The Altarum model is designed to ensure success in achieving clinician behavior change, clinical workflow efficiency, and patient care delivery that leads to higher quality and lower costs.”

“Working with Altarum, we are able to not only offer board certified physicians continuing certification Improvement in Medical Practice credit, we also can involve the entire care team in these activities,” stated ABMS President and Chief Executive Officer Richard E. Hawkins, MD. “The impact this approach can have on some of the most vulnerable of our populations is important and is aligned with our commitment to higher standards and better care.”

See complete Press Release on the Portfolio Program website.