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IMQ Annual Conference Recognizes Innovation and Excellence in CME

Posted on 6/13/2013 by Institute for Medical Quality

More than 150 physicians, educators, and other professionals involved in Continuing Medical Education (CME) recently attended The Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) CME Provider Annual Conference. This hugely successful conference focused on connecting the various components of CME accreditation, including physician CME requirements for certification and licensure, learning and complying with requirements for planning CME activities, improving faculty presentations, and integrating the patient perspective into CME.

Dr. Luu  Nguyen accepts the Sam Sherman, M.D. Award on behalf of Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Valley. KPSV was honored for work on a new protocol for post-partum hemorrhage.
Dr. Luu Nguyen accepts the Sam Sherman, M.D. Award on behalf of Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Valley. KPSV was honored for work on a new protocol for post-partum hemorrhage.

During the conference, the CMA/IMQ CME Committee was pleased to recognize the following individuals and organizations who demonstrated outstanding practices in their CME efforts.

  • IMQ presents the Samuel R. Sherman, MD award to organizations that demonstrate innovation in CME planning and successfully linking CME and performance improvement. This year the award was presented to two organizations.
    • California Hospital Medical Center was recognized for its Perinatal Health Collaborative of LA, an interdisciplinary initiative focused on improving maternal and infant health outcomes by providing primary care physicians and clinicians with evidenced-based standards and tools.
    • A team from the California Hospital Medical Center accepts the 2013 Sam Sherman, M.D. Award for their work on improving maternal and infant health outcomes.
      A team from the California Hospital Medical Center accepts the 2013 Sam Sherman, M.D. Award for their work on improving maternal and infant health outcomes.
      Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Valley was recognized for integrating CME into its efforts to improve maternal mortality by focusing on a new protocol for post partum hemorrhage. The training utilized simulation to address skill improvement in real time with the support of the full care team.
  • Barabara Leach accepts the 2013 CME Coordinator Award
    Barabara Leach accepts the 2013 CME Coordinator Award
    The award for Outstanding CME Chair went to Dr. David Slater, CME Chair and CME Medical Director for Community Medical Centers.  Dr. Slater was recognized for effectively supporting CME at various venues across the three hospitals’ 17-facility medical corporation. In his role he tirelessly promotes CME activity, leads improvements in CME processes and, as a board member, represents CME interests in governing decisions.
  • Recognizing the importance of coordination and leadership to the success of a CME Program, IMQ recognized Ms. Barbara Leach with the CME Coordinator award. As the Administrator of Sutter Health University, Ms. Leach worked with executive leaders to increase their understanding of the benefits of CME and to gain support to establish an effective CME program within a complex organization.