“The concept of quality measurement and value-based compensation programs are becoming an important part of the changing landscape of medicine,” said Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) Chair Pushpa Narayanaswami, MD (left). To help educate members about these concepts, the QIC wrote, Continuous Quality Improvement in Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Practice: An Educational Review.
“This document reviews the overall concept of quality and the major programs of quality measurements tying them into concrete examples in the field of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine,” she explained. The paper includes an overview of performance improvement processes used in health care. It offers clarification of terms, overview of performance improvement, and examples of specific quality improvement projects.
“This review serves as an introductory resource for clinicians seeking to integrate quality improvement principles into their electrodiagnostic or neuromuscular practice,” said Lyell Jones, MD, first author of the educational review. “The quality improvement landscape in medicine is evolving rapidly. Practitioners of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine need to be familiar with the terminology, concepts, and requirements associated with quality improvement.”
The educational review is printed in the June issue of Muscle & Nerve
and posted on the AANEM website.
To view the document and glossary, visit the Position Statements page
and look for “Quality Improvement Resources and Glossary.”