ACC Module 3: Structure Your System for Quality

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), in collaboration with the Center for Systems Improvement, is offering a free EMS and Systems of Care webinar series, Taking Clinical Quality to the Next Level. This third module of the series, called Structure Your Organization for Quality, is hosted by Mic Gunderson and moderated by Tim Phalen and Tom Bouthillet. This module helps clarify the distinction between organizational and systems-level quality improvement efforts. It goes on to present the time sensitive care coalition model for a community or region. It seeks to create synergies between separate time sensitive care committees that might already exist for trauma, STEMI, stroke, cardiac arrest, etc. The webinar explains how these conditions share many issues in common at a systems level and make the argument that working in separate silos not only wastes time and resources, but looses opportunities to learn and support each other. Once established, the time sensitive care coalition allows issues in common across conditions to be addressed collectively and issues unique to a condition to be addressed separately in condition specific sub-committees.

Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute