Activity ID



September 1, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: Mayo Clinic

Description of CME Course

Mayo Clinic Applied Quality Essentials is a learning and self-assessment activity and aims to evaluate the physician’s knowledge in quality improvement concepts and methods. Mayo Clinic Applied Quality Essentials crosses all disciplines and clinical settings. The following key themes align with ABMS patient safety standards document and are incorporated in the questions and reference material for this module: patient safety, error identification, effect of systems, human factors, communication, culture of safety, methods and tools for evaluating quality and safety events. There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Educational Objectives

Educational content allows participants to evaluate their applied knowledge in quality improvement concepts and methods
Recognize and explain the current gaps and measurements of quality healthcare
Describe how to actively participate in a quality improvement project
Recognize and apply the essential quality strategies and tools of Lean and Six-Sigma in the DMAIC method


Quality, Safety, Service, Cost, Value, Outcomes, Cultures


Medical Knowledge, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Efficiencies in Medical Practice

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Physician Scientists, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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