Staying Ahead of the Curve
Staying Ahead of the Curve • September 25, 2013 • Brent J. Wagner, MD • Online
Continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification activities (MOC) are to some degree mandatory for most radiologists engaged in active practice. Although sometimes viewed merely as a burdensome requirement, progressive radiology groups have the opportunity to apply elements of CME and MOC as tools to improve operations, quality, safety and service.
By challenging themselves to meet high standards and maintain a learning environment, radiologists take on a broader long-term view of themselves as integral to the clinicians, patients and hospitals they serve. This session will present the rationale for integrating CME and MOC to benefit radiology groups at multiple levels.
- Identify opportunities to use educational resources to enhance practice operations.
- Combine elements of active peer review and other quality initiatives with refinements in professional service.
- Apply required quality initiatives toward meaningful practice patterns to address potential areas for improvement.