Wednesday, July 11, 2012
For pediatricians with time-limited certification, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) requires four components to maintain certification. Pediatricians must hold an unrestricted medical license (Part 1), participate in lifelong learning and self-assessment (Part 2), take an examination every 10 years (Part 3), and participate in ABP approved quality-improvement projects (Part 4). The ABP is now offering Part 4 credit to authors of rigorously conducted quality-improvement projects that have been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as in the Quality Reports section of Pediatrics. The ABP will make the final decision about whether a published article meets the criteria for credit. More information is available at http://www.mocactivitymanager.org/overview/published_qi/. I think this is an important and exciting step in recognizing the importance of sharing quality-improvement activities.
Posted by Dr. Lewis R. First at 12:26 PM