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The Quality Improvement Journey: Implementing a Quality Improvement Project in PHM

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
    • AOA: 0.75
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Release: Sep 15, 2015
  • Expires: Sep 14, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    45 Minutes
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Roberto Cardarelli Roberto Cardarelli, DO, MPH, FAAFP
Professor and Division Chief, Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

In order to effectively and efficiently practice Population Health Management, health care providers must be able to make changes in their organization by implementing sustainable quality improvement projects into clinical practice.  

Target Audience

Practicing clinicians and healthcare learners of any field.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose of Quality Improvement
  2. Explain a readiness assessment for change
  3. Indicate different QI models and their methods
  4. Identify and apply the PDSA cycle to QI programs
  5. Choose a supporting QI plan for sustainability


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Owensboro Health, and A-OPTIC. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Systems-based practice

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.75 hours of participation.

The CME hours will be reported by University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Approved for a maximum of 0.75 1-A CME hours by the American Osteopathic Association CME.

Faculty Disclosure

No  speakers or planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. 


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky, Owensboro Health, and A-OPTIC.

In collaboration with UK Department of Family & Community Medicine.