ExpiresDecember 31, 2024
CME Provider: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Description of CME Course
The Model for Improvement, developed by a group called Associates in Process Improvement, is simple to understand and apply. But it’s powerful. This course will teach you how to use the Model for Improvement to improve everything from your tennis game to your hospital’s infection rate. You’ll learn the basic steps in any improvement project: setting an aim, selecting measures, developing ideas for changes, and testing changes using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles. As you go along, you’ll have the opportunity to use the same methodology to start your own personal improvement project.
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.
List the three questions you must ask to apply the Model for Improvement.
Identify the key elements of an effective aim statement.
Identify three kinds of measures: process measures, outcome measures, and balancing measures.
Use change concepts and critical thinking tools to come up with good ideas for changes to test.
Test changes on a small scale using the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle.
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