New RAPID session will improve and document care

AAD is offering a new session, “RAPID: A QI Program Targeting Risk Factor Reduction in Psoriasis” (W014), from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21. The RAPID (Risk Assessment Program to Improve and Document) Case program has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology for Component 4, Evaluation of Performance in Practice, of Maintenance of Certification. The session will be led by Erik J. Stratman, MD, with several invited speakers, and will provide an overview on the quality improvement process as well as discussion regarding appropriately recording the lifestyle behaviors history of patients with psoriasis.

Participants will identify the notes from 10 recent unique psoriasis patient encounters and bring de-identified copies to the session for abstraction. Those who prefer may complete the abstraction in advance to avoid transporting de-identified records to the session. Session time will be allotted to complete data abstraction of these patient encounters with the assistance of faculty.

A brief didactic presentation on the quality improvement process, Part IV MOC requirements, and information regarding the appropriate history-taking of the lifestyle behaviors of patients with psoriasis will follow. Session faculty will then assist participants with reviewing the results of the data abstraction and developing an improvement plan based on individual summary results. Faculty also will provide personalized guidance on strategies for implementation of the improvement plan.

Upon returning to practice, participants will implement the improvement plan, wait an appropriate amount of time so that an additional 10 patients with psoriasis are seen in the practice, abstract a second set of 10 patient encounters, and reflect on the results. All necessary forms will be provided upon registration.

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