Free Maintenance of Certification Part IV & Performance Improvement CME: Patient Self-Management Support
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a free self-management support (SMS) quality improvement activity that can be implemented by an individual or groups of clinicians. The web-based Maintenance of Certification Part IV & Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (MOC Part IV & PI-CME) activity is publically available and can be customized by chronic conditions such as asthma, obesity, depression, diabetes, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and arthritis; making this activity useful to pediatric and adult patients. AHRQ’s MOC Part IV & PI-CME medical recertification project enhances the ability of clinicians to help patients better manage chronic conditions. The data collection framework enable clinicians to develop and assess intervention impact of two SMS techniques (shared decision-making about prescription medications and talking about specific health goals). Read more and begin using AHRQ’s free MOC Part IV & PI-CME medical recertification module.
For more information about AHRQs Practice Improvement efforts visit the National Center for Excellence in Primary Care Research at http://www.ahrq.gov/