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About Seattle Children's MOC Portfolio
Seattle Children's participates in the Multi-Specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program (Portfolio Program). The Portfolio Program offers a single process for healthcare organizations to support physician involvement in quality-improvement and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) across multiple ABMS specialties. This pathway offers a streamlined approach for organizations, such as Seattle Children's, that sponsor and support multiple well-designed quality-improvement efforts involving physicians across multiple disciplines to work with ABMS member boards to grant Part 4 MOC credit to physicians who are involved in those improvement efforts.
Part 4 MOC Credit Requirements
To receive Part 4 MOC credit (
25 American Board of Pediatrics points
) from Seattle Children's MOC Program, all physicians must complete the following:
Plan and implement at least one project intervention
- Work with team members to plan and implement a minimum of one project intervention. We suggest that interventions be supported with:
- Previous success in another setting
- Systematic analysis of systems or processes of care (e.g., a process map, root cause analysis to identify possible interventions, or use of a logic diagram or key driver diagram to explain the rationale for the change)
- Evidence from published literature
Use data to assess the impact of the intervention
- Collect and monitor data to assess the impact of the intervention. We suggest that data collection and usage include:
- Use of relevant outcome, process and balancing measures to effectively assess impact of interventions and potential unintended consequences
- Sufficient sample size to support effective assessment of the impact of the intervention. The frequency of the data collection should be appropriate to the measures for the QI effort.
- Timely feedback reports at the appropriate unit of analysis to allow frequent, rapid improvement cycles
- Evidence that data are of sufficient quality to provide accurate guidance to the project team
- Use of appropriate charting or reporting tools to document performance over time (e.g., annotated run charts, control charts, etc.)
- Activities should be of sufficient duration to allow for physician participation in at least one full "PDCA cycle" (cycle of assessment, intervention and re-measurement).
- Participation in more than one full PDCA cycle is strongly encouraged and will be a requirement in the future.
Submit Participation Plan
Complete QI training
Submit Attestation Form
- Complete an
and submit it to Seattle Children's portfolio manager.
Approved Projects for Physicians with a Relationship with Seattle Children's or Its Affiliates
We are excited to offer many opportunities for physicians to learn how to continuously improve the delivery of care to their patients.