Multidisciplinary Hip Fracture Program

Chicago, IL US
May 8, 2017 to December 31, 2018
PI CME/Quality Improvement Effort

Multidisciplinary hip fracture care programs implemented in academic and community hospitals have shown to result in significant reduction in hospital stay and 30-day mortality, as well as lead to improved patient safety. An interprofessional team at the University of Chicago Medicine plans to use baseline information to develop means that will ultimately lead to a hip fracture pathway including standardized order sets and workflows.
This work also aligns with the Quality and Safety goal of the AOP. Specifically, this project will support 2 of the 4 targeted outcomes under the Quality and Safety goal:
  1. Prevent harm through reliable and innovative processes;
  2. Develop core capabilities to ensure readiness for shift to VBC delivery.

Target Audience

This performance/quality improvement initiative is intended for physicians, residents, and fellows working individually and with a team of healthcare providers to imrpove patient care and safety.

Learning Objectives

The aims for this project:

  • Develop standardized order sets for admission and peri-operative care;
  • Streamline peri-operative multidisciplinary care;
  • Meet recommended targets for time from the ED to the OR;
  • Standardize pharmacotherapy for pain control, DVT prophylaxis, delirium and other aspects of care;
  • Develop standardized nursing workflows for hip fracture patients.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Yasin Patel
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 20.00 Participation
Event starts: 
05/08/2017 - 12:00am
Event ends: 
12/31/2018 - 12:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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Project Sponsors
Doug Dirschl, MD
Lowell T. Coggeshall Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine
Tessa Balach, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Progect Team Leads
Kelly Hynes, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Chicago Medicine
James B. St. Clair, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Chicago Medicine
Ravand Khazai, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Chicago Medicine
Yasin Patel
Center for Quality
University of Chicago Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this PI CME activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME and MOC IV Credit
The national Multi-Specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program has granted approval to the University of Chicago to award MOC Part IV credit to physicians participating in quality improvement (QI) projects. To qualify for both PI CME credit (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™) and QI MOC through the ABMS Multi-specialty Portfolio Program, participants must be engaged in a systematic effort of reviewing and improving some aspect(s) of care or care delivery for their patients. 

Sustained QI Cycles: Physicians are required to complete not less than 2 intervention cycles and not less than 3 data collection points:
1. Pre-intervention cycle 1 
2. Post-intervention cycle 1 
3. Post intervention cycle 2 
The QI effort must be sustained, involving at least two or more linked cycles of performance review and improvement effort. The post-intervention data and review from one cycle become the baseline data and planning for the next cycle. Starting with a suspected or actual problem with care:

1st QI cycle
    Baseline data collection, analysis/review, identify underlying cause(s)
    Intervention(s) to address underlying cause(s)
    Post-intervention data collection, analysis/review, identify remaining underlying cause(s)
2nd QI cycle
   Post-intervention data collection, analysis/review, identify underlying cause(s) (same as above)
   Adjustment(s) / second intervention(s) to address underlying cause(s) 
   Post-adjustment data collection, analysis/review, identify remaining underlying cause(s)
Participants will be directed to attest and claim their 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM through the CME website that is created for the project. Physician participation information will then be sent to the appropriate ABMS boards to report the successful completion of an MOC IV project. MOC IV credit will then appear in the diplomate’s specific board profile.

Attestation forms must be submitted by November 30th in order for us to report credit to your ABMS specialty board and have your credit count for that year. 
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