Patient-Centered CPD including Outcomes Assessment Models

Conference Presentation: Destination: Patient Outcomes – Our Journey to Improving Patient Care

Global/Local Trends in Accreditation, Licensing and Certification of Health Professionals

Monday, January 22
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Palazzo A

Physician Credits: 1.0

Nursing CE Credits: 1.0

Pharmacy Credits: 1.0

ACPE UAN: 0809-9999-18-061-L04-P (Knowledge)

CHCP Exam Designation: CHCP Professional Exam

Session Description

Concerns exist regarding the value of CPD accreditation, certification and licensure renewal, in light of the burden those requirements may place on health care professionals and continuing education providers. While these requirements continue to evolve, through research, we have identified encouraging trends in the US and other countries which demonstrate that changes occurring are aimed at achieving more meaningful use of health care professionals’ time, and increasingly effective engagement of learners by continuing education providers. External evaluation systems are increasingly being positioned to encourage ongoing cycles of assessment and learning; participation in practice-relevant educational activities; and use of practice data for learning and improvement. Additionally, educational activities are increasingly expected to be linked to a competency framework (e.g., ACGME/ABMS or IOM/NAM, etc.); include a range of activity formats; and be independent from commercial influence. The growing emphasis on practice-relevance, use of practice data, and link to a competency framework are all important mechanisms for regulating the provision of and participation in lifelong learning that is patient-centered and designed to facilitate measurable improvement in patient health outcomes.

During this session, we will briefly describe our research methodology and findings, then use the majority of the session to engage participants in an interactive series of activities that will help them assess the extent to which their organization is evolving in a direction that is compatible with the evolution underway in accreditation, certification and licensure.

Participants will engage in a series of structured small group discussions and develop an action plan for translating the insights they’ve gained from this session into actionable next steps upon their return to work. For example, take home lessons we expect participants to find of value include the fact that learning activities should be practice-relevant (which suggests greater personalization than currently exists in the process of needs assessment and activity selection). Activities should involve use of practice data (which suggests the need for using technologies to make patient / practice data accessible at the point of learning). And activities should link to a competency framework (which suggests that they involve assessment of skills and performance beyond mere knowledge acquisition or retention).

The action planning portion of the session will equip participants to apply their learnings into practice upon return to work.

Learning Objectives:

Mindi K. McKenna

Director, CME Division
American Academy of Family Physicians
Leawood, Kansas

Mindi McKenna, PhD, MBA is CME Division Director for American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and Staff Executive for the AAFP’s Commission on Continuing Professional Development. Dr. McKenna oversees AAFP’s credit system which certifies thousands of educational activities each year; and AAFP’s provision of educational activities for many thousands of healthcare professionals each year.

Dr. McKenna’s professional interests include the assessment and improvement of health care professionals’ knowledge, skills, practice performance and patient outcomes. She champions the translation and application of research into education and practice; and the integration of quality improvement and education in health care.

Dr. McKenna was previously faculty in Rockhurst University’s Health Care Leadership MBA program for physicians, residents, medical students and nurse executives; Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Cerner Corporation (a global health information technology firm); and Director of National Accounts, Federal Sales, and R&D Organizational Development for a global pharmaceutical company (now Aventis). She’s written books and peer-reviewed articles on high tech medicine, physician leadership, and organizational improvement. She has a BA in Industrial Psych from Kansas University; an MBA from Webster University, and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science Administration from University of MO-KC. She has been certified as a physician leadership coach.

Mindi is a 3rd Degree Black Belt, water-skier, and world traveler. She and her husband Joe enjoy serving others through their church, relaxing at the lake, and family time with their children and five grandchildren.


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Mark Staz

Director, CPD
Federation of State Medical Boards
Euless, Texas

Mark Staz is Director of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) where he is responsible for organizational initiatives related to CPD, as well as supporting the FSMB’s work in Ethics and Professionalism. Mark also supports the FSMB’s international collaborations with medical regulators outside of the U.S., including its involvement with the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA). Mark has worked in medical regulation in Canada as a policy analyst for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) and has been involved in several policy and research initiatives addressing health human resources, social determinants of health, and physician performance enhancement.


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