Recent Study Supports Continuing Certification


Pediatricians who participated in a human papillomavirus (HPV) improvement activity for Continuing Certification improved participant confidence in vaccine communication and quality improvement skills, and decreased missed opportunities to vaccinate patients, according to a recent study published in Pediatric Quality Safety. The collaborative project focused on combining QI and Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, also known as Project ECHO. Thirty-four pediatricians in eight practices completed the project. Pediatricians were eligible to receive Continuing Certification (Improvement in Medical Practice) credit for participating in this collaborative through the American Board of Pediatrics. Similar project opportunities for ophthalmologists are available on the American Board of Ophthalmology's Improvement in Medical Practice menu.