Daily Bulletin 2015

Quality Improvement (QI)

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

New in 2015—Quality Improvement (QI) Storyboard Poster Walk

Tuesday, Dec. 1—4:30 to 5:30 P.M.
Learning Center, Quality Storyboard Section

Join David Larson, M.D., and Paul Nagy, Ph.D., experts in quality improvement (QI) in radiology, for a walk through the QI storyboards, highlighting examples of great work and sound methodology. Bring your walking shoes and come prepared for an interactive session. The session will be especially valuable to those interested in leading and publishing QI projects.

For more information, e-mail quality@rsna.org.

Earn Quality Certificates at RSNA 2015

RSNA 2015 is an excellent opportunity to add to your quality credentials. Attendees of the Quality Multisession Symposium on Tuesday, Dec. 1, will have a chance to earn up to two Quality Essentials Certificates (QEC) designed to recognize those who demonstrate a threshold level of knowledge in four quality improvement domains. Earn a QEC by scoring 80 percent or higher on the SAM test at either of the following quality sessions:

Tuesday, December 1
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (MSQI32)

Designing and Running a Successful Practice Quality Improvement Effort

1:30-3:00 p.m. (MSQI33)

Common Mistakes in Practice Quality Improvement

Both courses will be held in Room S406B.

Learn more about online opportunities for earning QECs and how QECs can lead to an Advanced Level Quality Certificate at RSNA.org/Quality.

Quality Improvement Session
Spotlights MOC Requirements

Tuesday, Dec. 1—8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
MSQI31A—Room S406B

Along with explaining the role of practice assessment and performance improvement in American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) maintenance of certification (MOC) programs, the session, "ABMS: Why Practice Quality Improvement is an MOC Requirement," presented by Lois Margaret Nora, M.D., J.D., M.B.A., will focus on new MOC standards and how boards are increasing relevance and decreasing burden for practicing physicians participating in practice assessment and performance improvement. Dr. Nora will also assess the role of professional self-regulation in the future of health system change.

Question of the Day:

What is a safe dose for a radiation worker's lens?

Tip of the day:

Marking the floor of fluoroscopy exam rooms can help keep staff aware of radiation, especially for personnel like speech pathologists who may be less aware of radiation dose regions than radiology personnel.

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