Overview and Target Audience:

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 Data 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.

Target Audience: MBSCRs, Quality Department leaders, MBS Coordinators, MBS Directors, MB Surgeons

Learning Objectives

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

1:00pm Welcome
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
1:05pm Overview of MBSAQIP Standard 7.2: Quality Improvement Process
Bridget Otto, MA
1:20pm Introduction to the Semiannual Report (SAR)
Arielle Grieco, MPH
1:35pm How to Identify the Problem & Propose the Intervention
Stacy Brethauer, MD FACS FASMBS
1:50pm Choosing & Prioritizing a QI Project
Matthew Brengman, MD MHSA FACS FASMBS
2:05pm Building Team Culture
Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS
2:20pm Closing & Q&A
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
2:30pm Break
3:00pm Deep Dive & Overview of QI Tools
Jaime Thomas, MHA
3:30pm Reinforcement of Workgroup Instructions & Break into QI Work Groups
Stacy Brethauer, MD FACS FASMBS; Teresa Fraker, MS RN; Anthony Petrick, MD FACS FASMBS; Wayne English, MD; Matthew Brengman, MD MHSA FACS FASMBS; Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS; Charles K Mitchell, Jr., MD; Matthew Pittman, MD FACS FASMBS
4:15pm QI Work Groups Report Out
4:45pm Closing & Q&A
5:00pm Adjourn