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VIDEO: Physicians Say ABMS Portfolio Program Saves Them Time, Fosters QI

Jeffrey Tabas, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Outcomes and Innovations for Continuing Medical Education at the UCSF School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, explains that the ABMS Portfolio Program™ Sponsor surveyed its faculty about the program to determine its value to physicians. The survey showed that physicians were enthusiastic about the amount of time it saved them and the increased engagement in the institutional quality improvement (QI) activities. Dr. Tabas encourages organizations to consider becoming a Portfolio Program Sponsor because it supports a culture of QI throughout the institution and among physicians.

TRANSCRIPT: University of California San Francisco has been part of ABMS's Portfolio Program since 2013. Several years into our program we sought to determine its value to our physicians. We surveyed our faculty who had claimed credit to determine whether it saved them time and increased their engagement in quality improvement activities. We found that physicians were enthusiastic about the amount of time that it saved them and they were enthusiastic about the increase in engagement in the institutional quality improvement activities. The Portfolio Program has been extremely successful at UCSF. I would encourage any organization to consider becoming a Portfolio Sponsor because it supports a culture of quality improvement throughout the institution and among the physicians.


See the ABMS Portfolio Program website for more information.