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Transforming Performance Improvement through an Unannounced Standardized Patient Program to Enhance Value Based Care

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The purpose of this program is to enhance clinician performance based on information about how care is actually practiced when systematically observed. Background: Health care delivery is rarely systematically directly observed. There are ample opportunities for the clinician to excel at or fall short of effective practice based on how well they listen, ask questions and examine the individual seeking their care. Remarkably, these variations in care are not captured using current measures of quality. The Unannounced Standardized Patient (USP) provides a highly customizable strategy for comparing how different clinicians respond to the "same" patient when carrying out a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, ranging from conducting a medical history, providing preventive care counseling, carrying out a physical exam, or developing a care plan. Research has demonstrated that these variations can account for differences in the health care outcomes of real patients, and in the costs of care.

To participate in this activity:

Activity Title: Transforming Performance Improvement through an Unannounced Standardized Patient Program to Enhance Value Based Care
Contact: Saul Weiner
Contact Email: SaulWeiner@i3pi.com
Activity URL: http://www.i3pi.com/sites/all/themes/burnt/downloads/I3PI_ABIM_MOC_Information.pdf

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Activity Detail Labels Activity Detail Data
MOC points: 20
Earns Patient Safety Credit: Yes
Fee: No
Registration:* Limited
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

* Registration is “limited” for activities that are designed primarily for the sponsor organization's faculty, staff, membership, or another specific audience. For information about whether you may participate in an activity with limited registration, please contact the activity sponsor directly.