Course Overview

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

MBS Directors, MBSCRs, MBS Coordinators, Surgeons, Quality Improvement Leaders

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe MBSAQIP Standard 7.2, “Quality Improvement Process” and how to apply this standard to local QI projects
  2. Describe various versions of QI methodology & how these apply to local QI projects
  3. List the essential components of a functional QI project to include team culture, analysis of data, & implementation of interventions to improve patient outcomes in metabolic & bariatric surgery

1:30pm Overview of MBSAQIP Standard 7.2: Quality Improvement Process
Jaime Thomas, MHA
1:45pm Introduction to the Semiannual Report (SAR)
Kristopher Huffman, MS
2:00pm Building a Team Culture
Teresa LaMasters, MD
2:15pm Choosing & Prioritizing a QI Project
Tammy L Kindel, MD PhD
2:30pm How to Identify the Problem & Propose the intervention
Anthony Petrick, MD
2:45pm Deep Dive & Overview of QI Tools
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
3:00pm Break
3:45pm Break into QI Work Groups
Stacy Brethauer, MD
4:30pm QI Work Groups Report Out
Jaime Thomas, MHA; Kristopher Huffman, MS; Teresa LaMasters, MD; Tammy L Kindel, MD PhD; Anthony Petrick, MD; Stacy Brethauer, MD; Teresa Fraker, MS RN
5:00pm Adjourn