AGA Releases ABIM-Approved Practice Improvement Module
The American Gastroenterological Association has announced its Institute's Procedural Sedation/Patient Safety Practice Improvement Module has received approval from the American Board of Internal Medicine to be part of ABIM's Approved Quality Improvement Pathway, according to a news release.
Physicians — including gastroenterologists — using procedural sedation can engage in quality improvement through the AGA module to earn maintenance of certification practice performance credit.
The AGA said the performance improvement module is the first such independently developed module in the field of gastroenterology to be approved by the ABIM for MOC points toward the self-evaluation of practice performance requirement.
"If physicians are already engaged in rigorous quality improvement activities through their hospital or another organization we want them to receive MOC credit for that activity," said Elizabeth Blaylock, vice president of performance improvement module development at the American Board of Internal Medicine. "AGA has built a program that supports physicians in their efforts to measure and improve patient care."
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