American Board of Medical Specialties Announces New Standards for Continuing Certification

ABMS Board of Directors approved new Standards for Continuing Certification at its October meeting, culminating...


ABMS MOC Directory to Offer Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Online Courses

On May 2, 2016

ABMS announced today the addition of Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School online courses to the ABMS MOC Directory, powered by MedEdPORTAL’S CE Directory (MOC Directory). Diplomates of several of the ABMS Member Boards may now meet their Board’s Lifelong Learning (MOC Part II CME), Self-Assessment (MOC Part II SA), and Patient Safety requirements by participating in the IHI Open School courses.

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Use of Self-directed Module Improves Patient Handovers

On October 26, 2015

Whether a patient is being transferred from the Emergency Department to a medical floor or from the Operating Room to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, patient handovers are key. The clinical information provided in handovers contributes to continuity of care, patient safety, and a reduction in clinical errors. However, multiple regulatory groups and professional organizations have identified significant shortcomings in handovers.

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MOC Participation Improves Patient Care, Leads to Advocacy Efforts and Practice Transformation

On April 23, 2015

All Marie T. Brown, MD, FACP, wanted to do was meet her Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. Instead, the Oak Park, Illinois-based internist and geriatrician increased immunization rates for her patients and became a national advocate for adult immunization. Next, she improved care processes for patients with diabetes leading to better hemoglobin and blood pressure control. Moreover, the lessons Dr. Brown learned about practice transformation were so powerful that she now lectures on the topic across the country.

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