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Pursuing Perfection in Performance Measurement

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Pursuing Perfection in Performance MeasurementProgram Date: June 25, 2013

Estimated Time: 1 hour

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

Accreditation for this program has expired. This program is for informational purposes.

Program Overview

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.

Goals and Learning Objectives

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

Teresa Swanson-Devlin
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Illinois

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

Disclosure of Conflict 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

System requirements:

PC-based attendees—Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista or newer.
Macintosh®-based attendees—Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer.

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