Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of management 3.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: All work is a process. Your current processes are perfectly designed to get the results they are already getting and designed to get, with its corollary: insanity is doing things the way you have always done them while expecting different results. This session will provide an in depth look at how to start to work towards a better quality improvement process in your facility. Examples of actual data analysis with audience participation will be used. Presenters will teach the basics of variation and statistical process control, and then advance to how this mechanism can be used to improve care at your site.
Perform an in-depth evaluation of current data analysis processes and how they can be improved to improve the quality of care in your nursing home.
Utilize run charts and control charts to analyze data in your nursing home
Explain variation as a component in improving performance through statistical thinking.
Distinguish the difference between process-oriented thinking (quality improvement) vs. results oriented thinking (quality assurance)
Speakers(s): Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD; Matthew Wayne, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Matthew Wayne, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.
References(s): Data Sanity - Davis Balestracci Jr 2009