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Portfolio Program Quality Improvement Award Recognizes Excellence

David Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP, FSACME, Executive Director of the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™, explains the impetus behind establishing the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Outstanding Achievement in Quality Improvement Award. Dr. Price encourages individuals participating in meaningful quality work at Portfolio Program Sponsors to apply for the award.

TRANSCRIPT: In 2018, the ABMS Multi-specialty Portfolio Program established and awarded its first annual Outstanding Achievement in Quality Improvement Award. With this award we'd like to recognize teams who have put together improvement activities that involve multiple physicians, multiple members of the healthcare team that make a durable, lasting, and meaningful impact on the care that's delivered in their institutions.

We know that many of the organizations participating in the Portfolio Program are doing really amazing things to improve the care and outcomes of their patients and really meaningfully engaging their physicians and other staff in these efforts. So, we felt it would be a great opportunity to recognize these achievements and this very hard work by establishing an award in their honor.

We'd like to accomplish a number of things with this award. Number one, we hope that it helps everybody within an institution know the kinds of efforts that these team members are doing. Secondly, we'd like folks in other institutions to be aware of these activities because it could very well be that one improvement effort in one organization can be very helpful to another organization. And finally, we'd like to encourage other people doing really important quality work in their institution to apply for the award as well.

We encourage all portfolio program sponsors to apply for this award. Please watch for future announcements.