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Physician in Management: Quality

Register for Physician in Management: Quality to learn techniques to minimize waste, decrease errors, increase efficiency, and improve patient care. In this course, physician leaders can gain clarity about what they're trying to accomplish. They'll explore ways to improve quality, and they'll study methods they can use to measure that improvement. By the course's conclusion, physician leaders will have covered strategies to implement quality measures within their own organizations.

This course is in the Physician Management Seminar Series.

Topics include:

  • Quality improvement theories and frameworks
  • The role of finance in quality improvement programs (and the relationship between quality and cost)
  • Data collection, measurement, and analysis techniques
  • Comparing internal and external performance against quality standards

7 Total CME

Course Objectives

  • Summarize quality improvement theories and frameworks.
  • Examine the role of finance in quality improvement programs, and articulate and demonstrate the relationship between quality and cost.
  • Define data collection, measurement and analysis tools and techniques.
  • Compare internal and external performance against the identified quality standards and practices and against national quality initiatives (including patient safety).
  • Explore the historical context of quality and safety with an emphasis on how this fits into health reform.

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity’s post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.

Key Dates

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from start date of course


Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Cancellation Policy

Registrations are eligible for a full refund or transfer to another course (that occurs within 12 months) for up to 72 hours after purchase. A $100 processing fee applies to cancellations or transfers after 72 hours, but before the cancellation deadline of January 8, 2018. Cancellations after January 8, 2018. are not eligible for refund or transfer.

Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME has been claimed.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 7 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC point’s equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit."

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