Sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education and UC Davis School of Medicine
The University of California, Davis Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMA PRA Category 1 credit acceptable for multidisciplinary team members
Nurse: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report hours of credit and fill in “CME Category 1” for the provider number).
Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.
Veterinarians: DVM in California are authorized by the California Veterinary Medicine Board to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from CME providers accredited by the ACCME.
Pharmacist: The University of California, Davis Health System Department of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0277-0000-13-205-L01-P has been assigned to this activity. This knowledge-based activity provides 5.5 contact hours (5.5 CEUs) of continuing education credit. To obtain credit, pharmacists must attend and actively participate in all sessions and complete the course evaluation for pharmacists at the end of the activity.
DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the University of California, Davis Health System Office of Continuing Medical Education must ensure balance, independence, and objectivity in all CME activities to promote improvements in health care and not proprietary interests of a commercial interest. The provider controls all decisions related to identification of CME needs, determination of educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content, selection of educational methods, and evaluation of the activity. Course directors, planning committee members, presenters, authors, moderators, panel members, and others in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the subject matter of this educational activity. Learners are able to assess the potential for commercial bias in information when complete disclosure, resolution of conflicts of interest, and acknowledgment of commercial support are provided prior to the activity. Informed learners are the final safeguards in assuring that a CME activity is independent from commercial support. We believe this mechanism contributes to the transparency and accountability of CME.
This course is designed to change the inter-professional health care team member’s knowledge and competence in the area of integrating quality improvement components into one’s professional practice.
As a result of this activity, participant evaluations and an annual assessment survey of healthcare professionals, the need for cutting edge information about quality integration into health systems has been identified. The activity is knowledge based and designed to change the health care professional’s performance in areas identified in the needs assessments, including options and opportunities for quality integration activities within a hospital, individual practice or health system. Faculty presenting and interacting with participants at this activity have been selected on the basis of their clinical and research experience and academic excellence.
At the end of the program, participants should be able to:
1) Discuss the current state of quality healthcare integration in the UC Davis Health System and professional schools.
2) Discuss funding trends in quality improvement initiatives in healthcare systems.
3) Describe the importance of inter-professional education and collaborative practice as approaches to improve quality and safety in healthcare.
4) Identify quality integration and workflow improvement projects currently taking place at UC Davis.
5) Cite examples of how implementation of clinical/practice guidelines is improving patient care.
6) Identify key quality indicators relevant to care coordination across settings.
7) Describe quality patient care from the person and family perspective.