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Collecting Patient Data: Improving Health Equity in Your Practice

Learning Objectives
1. Describe why it is important to collect patient race and ethnicity data
2. Define the minimum standards for reporting race and ethnicity data
3. Recognize how using race and ethnicity data impacts quality outcomes and measures
4. Establish standards for collecting race and ethnicity data in your practice
5. Summarize how to train your staff to collect race and ethnicity data
0.75 Credit CME

While this module was developed prior to the heightened awareness about the impact of continued social injustices and structural racism on health, the content remains more relevant today than ever. The existing module and refreshed resources support the need for accuracy and completeness of data for the measurement and improvement of health disparities. Of note, the Target: BP Race & Ethnicity Data Collection Essentials has been added to the Resources.

In the module, you'll learn how to develop a standardized process for collection of patient demographic data and how to use that data for quality improvement initiatives related to population health. You can then demonstrate the value of instituting a standardized process for patient demographic data collection.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Credit Renewal Dates: March 29, 2021

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.75 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.75 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and

0.75 CME points in the American Board of Surgery’s (ABS) Continuing Certification program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.


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