Expanding Learning QI Implementation
Aligned with calls to integrate quality improvement (QI) and physician life-long learning, the Royal College is collaborating with partners and stakeholders across the health care system to evolve its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. In small, practical increments, this renewed CPD strategy aims to be more relevant, improvement-focused, and user-friendly, enabling physicians to achieve care outcomes and/or continued personal-professional growth important to them and their patients.
Although these collective goals are clear, some specialists may be unfamiliar with QI principles and thus have difficulty connecting them to important improvement work they already do. Others might be challenged with identifying how to apply QI towards a specific personal development goal, professional practice role (e.g. clinician, educator, administrator), or transitioning stage of their career.
The following guidance aims to address these issues and provides:
- An introduction to understanding Quality Improvement (QI) science
- Tools, resources, and illustrative examples to help make connections between QI and existing professional practice.
- Help to start planning, implementing, and reporting new QI initiatives in current professional practice.
- Direction on claiming QI activities in the MOC program Section 3: Assessment activities (3 credits per hour).
For information on QI implementation visit the Royal College’s website.