QIPS: Making the Business Case for Quality (Nov 2021)
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This course examines each of the contributing factors necessary to develop and evaluate business cases for healthcare quality and safety improvement initiatives. Participants will explore methods of identifying and calculating the cost of poor quality, techniques for estimating the value of a proposed change, barriers to achieving stakeholder buy-in, and best practices for developing and presenting a business case.
To register for this course, visit the Jefferson College of Population Health webpage.
To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be completed no later than Monday, December 20, 2021. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.
This program is targeted to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
After completing this educational activity, learners will be able to:
- Analyze the impact that excellence in QI/PS has on the business case at for improved patient care.
- Explain the process for creating value by turning an idea for improvement into a business case.
- Demonstrate how current QI/PS projects impact the improvement in quality and safety.
This educational activity has no commercial or in-kind support.
This activity will be a live virtual meeting.
Conflict of Interest
Thomas Jefferson University endorses the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and the policies that supplement the Standards. All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Any conflicts of interests have been mitigated prior to this educational activity.
Exception: According to the Standards, it is not required to identify, mitigate, or disclose relevant financial relationships for any of the following activities:
- Accredited education that is non-clinical, such as leadership or communication skills training.
- Accredited education where the learner group is in control of content, such as a spontaneous case conversation among peers.
- Accredited self-directed education where the learner controls their educational goals and reports on changes that resulted, such as learning from teaching, remediation, or a personal development plan.
All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved. Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of disease(s).
Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. Jefferson conflict of interest mitigation process may result in changes to the program agenda.
Mary Reich Cooper, MD JD-Activity Director
Ellen Guarnieri, RN, MHSA, CPHQ, FACHE
Richard Hass, PhD
Ellen Guarnieri, RN, MHSA, CPHQ, FACHE
Andrew Kopolow, MPA, MSW, CPHQ, PMP, CLSSMBB, FNAHQ
This activity does not contain information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.
The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices, or Thomas Jefferson University, or the Joint Provider(s).
It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk, are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice.
In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: This activity awards 3.50 nursing contact hours.
Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Other Credit Type
This education activity offers 1.0 PA Patient and Risk Management credit. The following session qualifies: The Business Case for Quality
- 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 3.50 Attendance
- 3.50 CNE
- 1.00 Patient Safety