Practice Improvement Guide

Use this page to determine if improvement activities you are already doing can meet your ABEM MOC Practice Improvement (PI) requirement. If you do not have any current improvement activities that would likely be acceptable, the information on this page will assist you to plan a small improvement effort on your own.

Follow 5 steps to complete and report PI activities. Review case studies describing common quality improvement scenarios that would meet ABEM PI requirements.

Steps to Practice Improvement

  • Step 1 – Measure ten or more of your patients with a specific condition or clinical situation

  • Step 2 – Compare to standard

  • Step 3 - Implement an improvement

  • Step 4 – Re-measure

  • Step 5 – Attest to completion of your PI activity

Case Studies for Practice Improvement

  • Case 1: Core Measures

  • Case 2: Door-to-balloon Time Six Sigma Project

  • Case 3: Throughput Times

  • Case 4: Patient Call-back Program