American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS201
Title: Quality Assessment in Surgery
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 6: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Location: McCormick Place Convention Center - Room: W-375A
Description: Quality assessment is critical to modern surgical practice and represents a fundamental aspect of the expression of surgical professionalism. An "alphabet soup" of agencies and consortiums have evolved to develop and assess quality measures with the ultimate goal of improved outcomes. Regional and national surgical quality collaboratives (eg ACS NSQIP®, NNE) are available to help define best practices and benchmark outcomes. However, such initiatives may overwhelm and intimidate the practicing surgeon. Who do the quality collaboratives represent? How do they work? How do they define success and failure in their efforts? How can interested surgeons participate?
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Education / Outcomes & Safety (EDU)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Patient safety
Sponsored By:
Advisory Councils for the Surgical Specialties, Advisory Council for Colon and Rectal Surgery
Program Participants:
Arden M. Morris, MD, MPH, FACS
Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS
Speaker ACS NSQIP®—The Mechanism Behind Audit and Feedback Quality Improvement: How Individual Surgeons Use NSQIP Data.
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, FACS
Speaker SCOAP—Self Assessment at the System Level: How Does a Regional Quality Collaborative Establish Priorities and Define Success?
Richard C. Thirlby, MD, FACS
Speaker Collaborative QI in Florida—The Realities of Implementing Collaborative Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement.
Joseph J. Tepas III, MD, FACS
Speaker Theory and Practice: The Horizontal Approach to Improving Quality of Care.
Mary Dixon-Woods, DipStat, MSc, DPhil, FAcSS, FMedSci
Co-Moderator Panel Discussion
Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS
Moderator Panel Discussion
Arden M. Morris, MD, MPH, FACS