The View from PINNACLE Registry: A Look Inside How Data Drive QI
Recorded on May 14, 2012 (60 minutes)

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The View from PINNACLE Registry:  A Look Inside How Data Drive QI
A Webinar Sponsored by the PINNACLE Network
May 14, 2012 7- 8 PM EST


Overall Goal Statement

This is the second webinar of our five part series:  “Let Data do the Talking:  Effectively Using Tools for Quality and Cost Improvement.”  The goal of these activities is to improve physician’s ability to balance economics and quality by increasing learner competence in identifying sources of quality data; analyzing data and organizing a quality improvement program around it; and using the methodology of continuous quality improvement to implement specific quality improvement projects.  We will be providing useful resources, such as a quality 101 and heart failure toolkit, and numerous case studies where attendees can hear how others have used data to design compensation programs; work with state regulators to reduce practice administrative burdens; review performance data on a regular basis to effect and monitor quality; and use available tools, programs, and resources to help sustain their bottom lines.                            

Learner Objectives for this Webinar  

Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
•    Demonstrate how to systematically review data in the outpatient setting to improve practice quality, efficiency, revenue.
•    Recommend the critical steps needed to create a successful quality improvement program using data.
•    Analyze how other practices are using PINNACLE Registry to support their QI initiatives.

Target Audience:

Physicians and other members of the cardiovascular care team.  

Faculty

Blair Erb, MD, FACC, Chair, PINNACLE Network Work Group; Molly Flynn, MBA, MHA; David May, MD, PhD, FACC; Michael Mirro, MD, FACC;  Sherry Shults, RN, BSN; Ganpat Thakker, MD, FACC.

Accreditation Statement  

The American College of Cardiology Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The ACCF designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

While offering CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

                     

ACCF Disclosure and COI Policy Statement

ACCF committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all real or apparent conflicts of interest.  All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, patient care and safety recommendations.  Please click here for full disclosure information.

Blair Erb, MD, FACC, Chair, PINNACLE Network Work Group

Molly Flynn, MBA, MHA is the Director of Information Technology at Iowa City & Cedar Rapids Heart Centers, P.C. in Iowa City, Iowa.

Sherry Shults, RN, BSN, CIO is the CIO, QI and Director of Clinical Research at South Carolina Heart Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

Ganpat Thakker, MD, FACC is a solo practitioner at Advanced Cardiovascular Services, PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia.

David May, MD, FACC is the President of Cardiovascular Specialists, P.A. based in Lewisville, Texas.

Michael Mirro, MD, FACC is an electrophysiologist at Parkview Physicians Group based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The View from PINNACLE Registry: A Look Inside How Data Drive QI
Part of the Webinar Series “Let Data Do the Talking:  Effectively Using Tools for Quality and Cost Improvement”


Accreditation Statement

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The ACCF designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
•    Demonstrate how to systematically review data in the outpatient setting to improve practice quality, efficiency, revenue.
•    Recommend the critical steps needed to create a successful quality improvement program using data.
•    Analyze how other practices are using PINNACLE Registry to support their QI initiatives.

Target Audience

The Data Imperative: How Financial Incentives and Quality Improvement Can Co-exist is designed for cardiovascular physicians and other members of the cardiovascular care team.

Method of Participation and CME Certificate

The Data Imperative:  How Financial Incentives and Quality Improvement Can Co-exist
features a webinar presentation with accompanying slides, syllabus text, additional resource materials and an evaluation.

Requesting AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditTM for this Product

To request CME credit, you must:
1. Register for and attend the webinar in its entirety.
2. When the webinar closes, there will be a link to an evaluation tool.  
3. Complete the evaluation and submit.
4.  ACC will issue you a certificate of credit via e-mail.

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ACCF Learner Bill of Rights

As an ACCF participant you have the right to expect content that:

• Promotes improvements in quality in healthcare
• Is current, valid, reliable, accurate and evidence-based
• Addresses the stated objectives or purpose
• Is driven and based on independent survey and analysis of learner needs, not commercial interests
• Has been reviewed for bias and scientific rigor
• Offers balanced presentations that are free of commercial bias
• Is vetted through a process that resolves any conflicts of interest of planners and faculty
• Is evaluated for its effectiveness in meeting the identified educational need

You also have a right to expect disclosure of:
• Relevant financial relationships that planners, teachers and authors have with commercial interests related to the content of the activity
• Commercial support (funding or in-kind resources) of this activity

Disclaimer

The American College of Cardiology Foundation is not responsible for statements made by any contributor. Statements or opinions expressed in this program reflect the views of the contributors and do not reflect the official policy of the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

The question and answer section of this webinar program has been designed to stimulate thinking and motivate readers to further research. Answers and commentary are based on the best judgment of the presenters at the time the question was written. New knowledge, insights and perspectives may cause the reader to disagree with an author's answer. The American College of Cardiology Foundation encourages thoughtful discussion and consideration of each question's answer and commentary.

Unapproved Use Disclosure

This product may include discussion about pharmaceutical agents and/or medical devices/products that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent information.

ACCF’s Disclosure/Conflict Of Interest Policy

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its directly sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities. Provider(s) and faculty participating in a sponsored activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial interests or other relationships they or a member of their immediate family may have (1) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. ACCF is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and materials that promote improvements and quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business or commercial interest. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in sponsored educational activities by persons with a financial or other relationship, but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination as to whether financial interests or relationships may influence the credited activity.

ACCF assesses conflict of interest (COI) with its faculty, planners, managers, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME/CE-credited activities. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations.

Below is a listing of disclosure information for this product’s contributors and oversight committee members:

Blair Erb, MD, FACC

Program Primary Director, Faculty
Cardiology Consultants, P.A.
Bozeman, Montana
Disclosure
•    Consultant fees/honoraria:  Abbott, Merck, Medtronic

Molly Flynn, MBA, MHA

Director of Information Technology
Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Heart Centers, P.A.
Iowa City, Iowa
Disclosure
•    Nothing to disclose

David May, MD, PhD, FACC

President
Cardiovascular Specialists, P.A.
Lewisville, Texas
Disclosure
•    Nothing to disclose

Michael Mirro, MD, FACC

Senior Partner
Fort Wayne Cardiology/PPG
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Disclosure
•    Consultant fees/honoraria:  Sanofi-Aventis, iRhythm Technology, McKesson, Cambridge Heart
•    Ownership Interest/Partnership/Principal:  Paragon Medical, Medical Informatics Engineering
•    Research/research grants:  St. Jude Medical

William Oetgen, MD, FACC

Primary Co-Director; Vice President for Science and Quality
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC
Disclosure
•    Consultant fees/honoraria:  Lukan Indemnity Company, Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda; CardioCore Lab

Sherry Shults, RN, BSN, CCA

Chief Information Officer, QI and Director of Clinical Research
South Carolina Heart Center
Columbia, South Carolina
Disclosure
•    Nothing to disclose

Ganpat Thakker, MD, FACC

Physician
Advanced Cardiovascular Services, PLLC
Charleston, West Virginia
Disclosure
•    Nothing to disclose

Laura Ritzenthaler, PA, MBA

ACC Primary Staff Program Manager; Director, PINNACLE Network
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC
Disclosure
•    Nothing to disclose

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