Applied Quality Essentials (an optional session requiring pre-registration) is a group learning activity. The faculty include Mayo Clinic physicians who have developed expertise in quality and health care improvement. They are joined by Mayo Clinic health systems engineering analysts.
The course provides knowledge in quality improvement concepts and methods. Through interactive and case-based activities, faculty guide learners through the application of basic quality tools such as Pareto, control charts, and cause and effect diagrams. Quality improvement strategies such as Lean and Six Sigma are also discussed.
Content is designed to showcase process improvement capability as well as its applicability to health care. Additionally, the session describes how to actively participate in a quality improvement project and identify, measure and prioritize opportunities for improvement.
There are no prerequisites for this course. Please note that this session provides an e-syllabus only. Following the session, participants can complete an optional 25-question Maintenance of Certification Part II self-assessment approved for ABIM, ABP, ABPath, ABPMR, ABR and ABS.
If you wish to attend both the Internal Medicine Update and this optional session, please register now from this website. If you want to register only for this session, visit its course website for registration. This session is also offered on Oct. 10.