Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss important team dynamics & culture necessities to drive QI at the local level.
  2. Describe the differences between PDCA and DMAIC methodologies in constructing a QI project.
  3. Describe the essential components of the MBSAQIP standard for quality improvement & the necessary components to achieve & maintain MBSAQIP Accreditation.

During this interactive session attendees will begin with an overview of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) requirements for annual quality improvement (QI) and how to leverage and interpret data available via the MBSAQIP Registry to choose meaningful initiatives. Attendees will learn from surgeon experts about QI methodologies, interventions, prioritization, and culture. During the second half of this session attendees will break into small work groups led by expert QI facilitators to simulate each step of selecting and conducting a formal QI project, culminating in a brief presentation of project results and experiences. This course is essential for novice QI leaders in a metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) setting and is suggested for all members of the MBS team including, but not limited to MBS Directors.

1:30pm Welcome
1:35pm Overview of MBSAQIP Standard 7.2: Quality Improvement Process
Cassie Peters, BA
1:50pm Building a Team Culture
2:05pm How to Identify the Problem & Propose the Intervention
Mona Misra, MD
2:20pm Choosing & Prioritizing a QI Project
Wayne J English, MD
2:35pm Deep Dive & Overview of QI Tools: PDCA & DMAIC
Karen Pollitt, CPHQ
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Reinforcement of Workgroup Instructions & Break into QI Work Groups
Karen Pollitt, CPHQ; Joe Northup, MD FACS FASMBS; Mona Misra, MD ; Wayne J English, MD; Stacy Brethauer, MD MBA; Richard Peterson, MD MPH FASMBS
4:30pm QI Work Groups Report Out
5:00pm Adjourn