In this section are resources to assist you in planning a practice quality improvement (QI) project. Sample Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 applications and supporting documentation are included.
Pre-work, Orientation and Baseline Data Collection
Resources in this section will help with participant orientation, including the goal and purpose of the QI project, project expectations, requirements, and pre-work.
Practices and other organizations are eligible to apply for MOC Part 4 projects through the Academy’s MOC Portfolio Sponsorship program. As an approved Portfolio Sponsor by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), the AAP can evaluate and approve projects for MOC credit. For more information on how to participate or submit a project for approval through the AAP, visit the Academy's MOC Portfolio Program page.
An in-person learning session is an opportunity for participants to meet project staff and other participants face-to-face, review pre-work, and project data, learn about the project topic area, and make plans for testing changes within practice. Below are materials for this type of a meeting, including a sample agenda, PowerPoint presentations, and an evaluation.
The "action period" is when participants implement small tests of change using project interventions, such as those provided in the change package and during the learning session. The action period can include the following activities: monthly data collection via record reviews, completion of brief narrative progress reports, monthly educational webinars, and testing changes using Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycles.
Below are resources designed to assist in implementation of all aspects of the action period, including sample webinar presentations, reminder emails, and a change package with resources related to developmental surveillance and screening.
Resources in this section are designed to help project organizers evaluate successes and challenges outside of the medical record review data, as well as highlight reported practice changes. Sample resources include post-implementation surveys, qualitative interview questions, and MOC Attestation processes.