Effective Chart Review for Quality Improvement
In 2011, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in
Medicine (BORIM) asked the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) to explore the
best ways to assess a physician's continuing competency to practice medicine.
The Society's Committee on the Quality of Medical Practice (CQMP) and expert
consultants conducted surveys and focus groups of primary care physicians and
specialties. Top responses from this research indicated physicians preferred
chart review and review by peers as good tools to assess competence.
This CME activity specific to chart review, was developed from the experience
and lessons learned from the three pilot groups: Harvard Vanguard, Atrius
Health; Reliant Medical Group, Atrius Health and Massachusetts General Hospital
(MGH) to create better measures of physician competency.
- Discuss the use of peer chart review to evaluate
competency and quality of care.
- Explore different models and methods
of performing structured chart review to assess competency and quality of
- Understand the performance of a gap analysis and
improvement plan based upon the findings of structured peer review.
- Assess the model of performance assessment and review to improve the quality
of medical care for use in your own practice.
James Feldman, MD MPH, Boston Medical Center, Chair
Committee on Quality of Medical Practice (CQMP)
Elizabeth Mort, MD, MPH,
Senior VP Quality & Safety, Chief Quality Officer, MGH/MGPO, Co-Chair
Elaine Kirshenbaum, MPH, Vice President, Policy, Planning and
Member Services, Massachusetts Medical Society
Susan Haas, MD MS,
Specialty Director for OB-Gyn, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Atrius
Sandhya K. Rao, MD, Associate Medical Director, Massachusetts
General Physicians Organization
MIchael Kelleher, MD, Medical Director for
Quality & Patient Safety, Reliant Medical Group
MMS Member Physicians: $12
Nonmember Physicians: $22
Health Professionals: $9.60
Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, risk management study
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a
maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only
credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education
A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA
PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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