Keeping Up with the Field: Don’t Miss Events Planned for 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Posted by: Bevin Rousopoulos
January 29, 2019
Keeping Up with the Field: Don’t Miss Events Planned for 2019
Best practices and breakthroughs in quality measures, registries and performance improvement
With pressure to demonstrate value in clinical services building from patients, payers and regulators, learning best practices and breakthroughs from colleagues is a top priority among PCPI members. As a leading convener of stakeholders dedicated to better patient outcomes, PCPI regularly presents webinars on topics that directly affect clinical providers, patients and society – and post them free of charge on our Website. Below are our planned events for 2019 as well as our greatest hits from 2018.
2019’s Don’t Miss Events
QPP Advocacy Update – QCDR measure harmonization, developing broader, more meaningful measures and other collaborations with CMS to better focus CMS’ QPP on improving patient care. PCPI experts updated attendees on the latest discussions with CMS and how stakeholders can help. January 23, 2019. Access the recording here.
Tales From the Measurement Front: Creating Rehab Measures – In the first Tales From the Measurement Front session of 2019, experts from the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will discuss the challenges and lessons learned in measure development, and how performance measurement is evolving with the Quality Payment Program. Register for this February 27, 2019 event.
The Year Ahead: Setting Strategy 2019 – The PCPI is looking forward to working with you to improve health and health care through measurement, clinical registries and quality improvement efforts. In this webinar we share six newly established strategic priorities that chart our course for 2019 and beyond. Register for this March 7, 2019 event.
Coding for Measures and Measurement – Updates on technical issues in developing, deploying, recording and reporting clinical measures. April 2019. Bookmark the PCPI Events Calendar, to stay informed of registration for this event and others on the horizon in 2019.
Navigating Measure Legal Requirements – Practical advice for ensuring your measures, registries and improvement activities meet evolving legal and regulatory requirements. June 2019. Bookmark the PCPI Events Calendar, to stay informed of registration for this event and others on the horizon in 2019.
Engaging Patients and Families in QI – Patient outcomes are determined by many activities outside the clinic and hospital. Involving patients and their families is critical for QI success. July 2019. Bookmark the PCPI Events Calendar, to stay informed of registration for this event and others on the horizon in 2019.
Collaborating for Success – Measures, registries and QI are highly technical, making learning from expert partners and experienced peers essential. Serial training and support for QI. Part 1, August 2019. Part 2, September 2019. Part 3, October 2019. Bookmark the PCPI Events Calendar, to stay informed of registration for this event and others on the horizon in 2019.
Building on Collaboration – Leveraging ongoing collaboration to improve patient and population outcomes. November 2019. Bookmark the PCPI Events Calendar, to stay informed of registration for this event and others on the horizon in 2019.
If you have a success story you’d like to share, or a topic you’d like explored, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In response to member demand, PCPI is committed to expanding our sharing of best practices and breakthroughs that improve patient care.
2018’s Greatest Hits
Replacing Topped-Out Measures and Renewing Measure Sets – Facing orders from CMS to sunset older measures that are so widely used and the need to come up with new measures that better reflect current clinical practice, PCPI created the 2018 webinar series Tales from the Measurement Front. This series of webinars features experts from the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Radiology and American Society of Plastic Surgeons who discuss how they approached the complex challenge of identifying, developing and implementing clinical measures that address significant patient needs and care gaps. Their insights and experience are invaluable to everyone involved in measure development and population health improvement.
Increasing the Flexibility and Usefulness of Clinical Registries – Historically, technical limits on how data could be formatted and processed, and regulatory limits on data use have limited the utility of clinical registries to support clinical research. In the 2018 webinar Research in Registries - The ASH Registry, the Director of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Registry outlined a new approach to designing data registries that allow them to harvest data from a wide range of clinical, research and payer sources to support research ranging from developing quality improvement guidelines, to developing clinical trials and precision medicines, to cross-specialty collaborations to improve patient care. These techniques were not available even five years ago. Insights from the ASH registry are of great value for creating more powerful registries across virtually any clinical field.
Improving Diagnostic Reliability, Immunization Rates and Kidney Disease Prevention – In this follow up webinar to the highly attended PCPI Spring Conference session of the same name, Quality Improvement Showcase - Cross-Cutting Lessons from the Field, experts from the American College of Radiology, American College of Physicians and Renal Physicians Association shared experience on QI programs for addressing common clinical challenges. Featuring such topics as the value of peer review in radiology practice, improving adult immunization rates, and improving care coordination for chronic kidney disease the insights shared can help other specialties design and adopt programs that improve their members’ performance.
PCPI Webinars from past years are also available for viewing on our Website at no charge.
About The PCPI Foundation
Founded in 2000 by the AMA and independent since 2017, the PCPI Foundation is a national leader in developing and maintaining clinical quality measures, clinical registries, and clinical quality improvement. Our members include more than 60 physician specialty and allied health profession societies, as well as patient advocacy, business and health system groups, and health IT and insurers. Dedicated to optimizing patient health outcomes, PCPI engages physicians, clinicians and key stakeholders to improve care through integrated performance measurement and clinically rich data to address shared health care quality challenges.
For more information on PCPI’s mission, activities and member benefits, visit www.thepcpi.org