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Quality Improvement Initiatives: International Perspectives

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  • On Demand


Release Date: 8/20/2015

Expiration Date: 8/20/2018

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 2
  • Participation: 2

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Overview

Over the past decade there have been major initiatives in many countries focusing on improving the quality of medical care. A major stimulus for these efforts was the 2001 Institute of Medicine landmark study 'Crossing the Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century'. This course includes segments on recent Quality Improvement initiatives in three high resource countries (Germany, Japan and the United States.) The portion on initiatives in Germany will discuss the efforts to establish a national common framework of standardized quality measures that address both processes and outcomes of mental health care. The Japanese perspective focuses on the impact of a nuclear disaster and what can be done to decrease the mental health outcomes on a population. Learning from the experiences in the Chernobyl disaster, the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Stress Relief Project has been developed. The segment will describe the four pronged project and preliminary results of the project. The course from the United States focuses on the AMA convened Physician Consortium on Performance Improvement (PCPI), a leading developer of measures to advance quality improvement efforts. The work of PCPI generally and one of PCPI's recent measurement sets - on Major Depressive Disorder will be discussed. In addition there are two additional course segmentt, one on Quality Improvement efforts in Low and Lower Middle Income Countries and the final course on initiatives to provide culturally and linguistically competent mental health care and decrease health care disparities. This course is a joint initiative by World Psychiatric Association Section on Quality Assurance and APA Workgroup on International Psychiatrists.

**This content was captured at the 2014 APA Annual Meeting

Pricing

  • General Member - $25.00
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - $25.00
  • Non-Member - $50.00

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the development of measures and their importance in quality improvement initiatives 
  • List 5 of the measures in the Physician Consortium on Performance Improvement's Major Depressive Disorder Measure Set
  • Recognize the major elements in the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Stress Relief Project 
  • Recall core features of quality improvement initiatives in low resource countries 
  • Understand general principles in the reduction of mental health care disparities  

Target Audience

Residents/Fellows and Psychiatrists

Estimated Time to Complete

2 Hours

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 60% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate showing the date of completion and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Chairs:

  • John S. McIntyre, M.D., University of Rochester | Disclosure: Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • Wolfgang Gaebel, M.D., Ph.D., Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Department of Psychiatry | Disclosure: Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests

Presenters:

  • Wolfgang Gaebel, M.D., Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Department of Psychiatry | Disclosure: Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • Tsuyoshi Akiyama, M.D., NTT Medical Center | Disclosure: Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • John S. McIntyre, M.D., University of Rochester | Disclosure: Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan, M.D., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine | Disclosure: Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • Francis G. Lu, M.D. University of California, Davis | Disclosure: Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests

Program Planners:

  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association | Disclsoure: Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • Ricardo Juarez, Associate Director, Office of International Affairs, American Psychiatric Association | Disclosure: Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests

Hardware/Software Requirements

Hardware/Software Specifications:
This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:
Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:
Windows PC:
500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh:
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this course | Contact learningcenter@psych.org for technical assistance

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