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


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.

This is a repeat course from ObesityWeek 2018

8:45am Welcome
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
8:50am Overview of MBSAQIP Standard 7.2: Quality Improvement Process
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
9:05am Building a Team Culture
Teresa LaMasters, MD
9:20am How to Identify the Problem & Propose the Intervention
Anthony Petrick, MD FASMBS
9:35am Choosing & Prioritizing a QI Project
Wayne English, MD FASMBS
9:55am Deep Dive & Overview of QI Tools: PDCA & DMAIC
Jaime Thomas, MHA
10:15am Break
10:45am Reinforcement of Workgroup Instructions & Break into QI Work Groups
Teresa Fraker, MS RN; Wayne English, MD FASMBS; Teresa LaMasters, MD; Anthony Petrick, MD FASMBS; Stacy Brethauer, MD FASMBS; Richard Peterson, MD MPH FACS FASMBS
11:45am QI Work Groups Report Out
12:15pm Adjourn