2019 PCPI Advisory Committees Call for Nominations
The PCPI® Foundation (PCPI) is now soliciting nominations for membership in its four advisory committees:
• Measures Advisory Committee (MAC)
• National Quality Registry Network (NQRN) Advisory Committee
• Quality Improvement Advisory Committee (QIAC)
• Advocacy Advisory Committee (AAC)
Membership on PCPI advisory committees is for two or three-year terms, with a maximum consecutive tenure of six years. Nominations will be accepted from qualified individuals representing PCPI member organizations. We also welcome nominations of members with expiring terms. Details regarding the nominations process and member requirements can be found here. Please also review the Individual Responsibilities and Statement of Willingness to Serve as attestation to this is required on the Advisory Committee Nomination Form.
The MAC advises the PCPI Board of Directors on matters related to performance measures and lends expertise related to measure development methodologies. Current MAC activities include:
• A scoping study on the unintended consequences of performance measurement
• A white paper on measure harmonization methodology
• Measure Development and Measure Testing Toolkits
MAC members share knowledge of the performance measurement setting to enhance the PCPI’s understanding of the current status and future direction and also advise on:
• PCPI’s methodologies related to performance measurement
• Enhancing physician, clinician and other health care professional engagement in performance measurement; and
• Specific projects related to performance measures
The current chair of the MAC is Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA, FACP.
The NQRN Advisory Committee (NQRN AC) advises the PCPI Board of Directors on matters related to registries and data. The NQRN AC lends expertise related to the creation and maintenance of registries and focuses heavily on advocating on the behalf of registries. In addition to the Advisory Committee, NQRN has several work groups under which activities are accomplished. Current activities of the NQRN include:
• Focus groups on registry sustainability and business planning
• Advocacy on behalf of Qualified Clinical Data Registries regarding intellectual property
• Creation of a Common Clinical Data Set for registry interoperability
NQRN AC members possess a wide skill set and interests including: data science, measurement, informatics, advocacy, and research. These skills are vital in enhancing the PCPI’s understanding of the current registry landscape and impact on the future direction of registries. We are looking for individuals to advise on topics such as:
• Providing ongoing registry education to clinicians, health care professionals, and registry stewards
• Engaging a wider variety of stakeholders in registry activities, including diverse uses for registry data in research and industry
• Specific projects related to registry development and operations
The current co-chairs of the NQRN AC are David Shahian, MD and Lloyd Myers, RPh.
The Quality Improvement Advisory Committee (QIAC) advises PCPI’s Board of Directors on matters related to quality improvement methods and the impact of federal program activity on the practice of quality improvement by clinicians. The QIAC provides broad leadership and recommendations related to QI best practices and training while encouraging efforts to assist clinicians and their organizations to improve their practice and performance using established improvement methods, tools and knowledge. The QIAC also identifies topics that could benefit from the establishment of a cross-cutting QI approach to develop new knowledge and drive the science and practice of improvement forward, such as the Closing the Referral Loop Project, which included a QI collaborative and resulted in a tool kit, several webinars, a peer-reviewed journal article, and national presentations to share lessons on this important topic. The QIAC also:
• Serves as a focus group on quality improvement trends and challenges
• Advocates on behalf of the improvement needs of clinicians
• Identifies and promotes best practices in healthcare QI programs
QIAC members represent a variety of positions and vantage points within the healthcare delivery system. They help ensure the PCPI QI program provides valuable services to member organizations, which assist practicing clinicians improve the quality of care they provide to patients and their families. The QIAC members’ perspectives are critical in helping PCPI understand the state of the QI landscape and the needs and challenges of practicing clinicians. PCPI’s QI program:
• Provides leading practices webinars and highlights these programs at conference sessions
• Conducts in-person workshops and webinars designed to enhance the ability of practicing clinicians to improve their work using established methods and tools for problem solving, as well as the capability of member organizations to develop and manage national QI programs
• Serves as a convener of multiple stakeholders on cross-cutting issues, as well as QI advisor to expand capacity of member organizations to drive improvement
The chair of the QIAC will be determined in January 2019.
The PCPI is also soliciting nominations for an inaugural group of members to advise on advocacy-related issues in the health care quality domain. Created in response to PCPI membership calls for increased advocacy, this committee will leverage PCPI’s long-established expertise and visibility to be a voice of our stakeholders in regulatory and policy issues that impact their efforts in measurement science, quality improvement, and clinical registries. Reporting to PCPI’s Board of Directors, the AAC will be responsible for
• Monitoring and defining the governance process for PCPI advocacy activities for approval by the Board of Directors
• Supporting member engagement in PCPI advocacy activities
• Contributing and monitoring PCPI responses to proposed rulemaking and policymaker education
• Supporting the engagement of outside stakeholders as partners in PCPI advocacy activities
• Providing input to PCPI’s annual plan for advocacy activities
• Participating in an annual review of PCPI advocacy activities
The current chair of the AAC is Dianne Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FA.
All member organization representatives (nominees) must read and sign the following list of Individual Responsibilities and the Statement of Willingness to Serve. Member organizations are responsible for sharing the list of Individual Responsibilities and Statement of Willingness to Serve with their nominee.
PCPI Foundation Advisory Committee Members- Individual Responsibilities
- Attend regular meetings of the Advisory Committee. Be accessible to committee colleagues and PCPI staff for phone/email consultation.
- Prepare in advance for decision-making at committee meetings; take responsibility for self-education on the issues before the committee.
- Willingly offer personal and professional skills, relationships, and knowledge for the advancement of PCPI
Statement of Willingness to Serve
I agree to serve if I am selected as a member of one of the PCPI Advisory Committees. I am a member of a PCPI member organization in good standing. I have read the descriptions of the PCPI Advisory Committees and the Individual Responsibilities of Committee Members. I understand the responsibilities and the time commitment required of me. I am aware that this statement of general responsibilities is an expression of good faith and provides a common ground upon which PCPI Advisory Committee members can operate.
A minimum of one in-person meeting and quarterly conference calls will be conducted to inform and seek direction from PCPI advisory committees or when necessary at the request of the respective advisory committee chair. Other meetings and conference calls will be held as needed to shape and inform PCPI measure-related initiatives. Sub-committees, work groups and task forces may be initiated to work on specific issues. Travel to in-person meetings are not reimbursed by the PCPI. No other payment, stipend or honorarium is paid for participation on the advisory committees by PCPI.
Full application materials should be submitted during the 30-day nomination period starting Monday, November 19, 2018 and ending Friday, December 21, 2018. The slate of nominees will be presented to the PCPI Executive Committee for review and decision. Nominees will be informed of their status in January 2019.
The next in-person PCPI Advisory Committee Meetings will take place during the PCPI Annual Conference, scheduled for November 17 through November 19, 2019.
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Please fill out the application here.