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Pursuing Perfection in Performance Measurement

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This activity is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources and National Stroke Association.

Please note: Accreditation is not available for the archived program; accreditation was available only for the live program. This program is for informational purposes.

The Program

The faculty will discuss how data can drive care and offer case studies with tips and tools on how performance improvement can make a difference in patient care. Research has demonstrated that data collection on outcomes is associated with greater ability to use data to make positive changes in stroke care (Stewert, 2006). Stroke center data collection and evaluations are imperative processes in quality assurance.

Learning Goal/Purpose

The goal of Pursuing Perfection in Performance Measurement is to use data to drive improvements in care of stroke patients.

Educational Objectives

As a result of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Explain how knowledge and review of data drives stroke care decisions;
  • Discuss the need to strive for 100 percent with all measures and guidelines;
  • Identify why 100 percent can be more difficult to achieve for some measures and guidelines; and
  • Review strategies to improve their own data collection and use.

Target Audience

The target audience includes stroke center coordinators, nurses, medical directors, hospital administrators, neurologists and other healthcare professionals who provide care to stroke patients.

Content Developed and Presented By

Jan Jahnel, RN, CNRN
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Ill.

Teresa Swanson-Devlin
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Ill.

Wende Fedder, RN, MBA
Alexian Brothers Health System
Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, Medical Education Resources identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Medical Education Resources resolves conflicts to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Medical Education Resources is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

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