ExpiresDecember 31, 2024
CME Provider: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Description of CME Course
Serious errors occur at the best hospitals and clinics — despite the best efforts of talented and dedicated providers. As the Institute of Medicine (IOM) declared in 2001, in words that still ring true, “Between the health care we have and the care we could have lies not just a gap, but a chasm.” This course launches you on your journey to becoming a health care change agent.
First, you’ll get a high-level picture of the current quality of care in the United States and other nations, including some common challenges. Then, you’ll see how six aims for improvement from the Institute of Medicine have created a sense of direction for improvement efforts all over the world. Finally, you’ll get your first introduction to the science of improvement, with a theory of how to change systems.
The IHI Open School offers a range of online courses created by world-renowned faculty in improvement capability, patient safety, triple aim for populations, person- and family-centered care, leadership, and quality, cost, and value. Each course takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete and consists of three to five lessons that end with assessments.
Learners must complete the course and achieve a passing score of 75% on each post-lesson assessment to receive a certificate of completion.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Psychiatry and Neurology
ABMS Self-Assessment Activity
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Describe common challenges for health care systems around the world.
List the six dimensions of health care, and the aims for each, outlined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2001.
Explain the value of improvement science in health care.
Health Care Improvement, Health Care Errors, Systems Thinking, Improvement Model, Aims, Measures, Outcome Measures, Process Measures, Balancing Measures, Change Concept, Theories of Change, PDSA Cyle, Run Chart, Shewhart Chart, Deming's Theory, Display Data, Collection Data, Quality Improvement, Quality Care, Innovation
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Physician Well-being activity
Organizational Culture of Wellness
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military