Criterion 37: The provider demonstrates healthcare quality improvement.
Overview of Criterion 37 from the ACCME Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation by Dr. Graham McMahon.
>>McMAHON: Ultimately, we're effective when we can create change, or at least maintain and sustain meaningful practice improvement. This particular criteria is designed to reinforce the importance of not just improving cognitive skill, technical skill, communication skill, but also using education as a change management approach to improve processes of care or deliver system performance improvement. When an organization's educational program is linked to quality improvement, that's when you make a difference in providing ultimate levels of quality of care, and this criteria is designed to reward those providers who are able to attain that level of performance themselves.