• TMA Quality Poster Session and Competition

    • TMA’s second annual Quality Poster Session, sponsored by the TMF Health Quality Institute, will take place at TexMed 2014 in Fort Worth.

      Physicians and medical professionals will have the chance to share their successes and breakthroughs in improving patient care with their peers from around the state. This will be a great opportunity for participants to not only report on their quality improvement methods and best practices, but also to gain inspiration from their colleagues’ approaches to providing quality patient care, and to identify new quality improvement techniques to take back and implement in their own practices.

      UPDATE: Deadline for Abstracts Extended to March 28.

      Download the Abstract, Biographical Data and Disclosure Application

      Download theAbstract Poster Guidelines.

      Register to Attend TexMed 2014. 

  • How Can I Participate?

    • Have a success or solution you want to share? Create a poster for the session!

      Creatively and visually depict something special that you are doing in your practice or work that demonstrates one or more of the six aspects of Quality Care as defined by the Institute of Medicine:

      • Safe: avoids injuries to patients from care that is intended to help them
      • Timely: reduces waits and delays for both those who receive care and those who give care
      • Effective: based on scientific knowledge, extended to all likely to benefit while avoiding underuse and overuse
      • Equitable: provides consistent quality, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic status
      • Efficient: avoids waste, including waste of equipment, supplies, ideas, and energy
      • Patient-centered: respects and responds to individual patient preferences, needs, and values, ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions

  • Checklist for Submitting a Poster

    • Here's a list of items to include
      1. Complete Abstract, Biographical Data and Disclosure Application.
        The deadline for submitting packets has been extended to Friday, March 28, 2014. 
      2. E-mail completed packet to ,Rebecca.Stevens@texmed.org.
      3. Make your poster see  (Abstract Poster Guidelines,
      4. Register for the conference.
      5. Make hotel reservation.

      Review Procedure
      TMA’s Council on Health Care Quality will evaluate the application packets using established criteria. Poster applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Those practices who are not submitting a previously created poster are encouraged to apply early. Notification of the acceptance status of all submitted abstracts and further instruction (if accepted) will be provided as quickly as possible. The notification of acceptance of abstracts will include specific directions on poster requirements, poster exhibitor location and instructions on how to redeem the $100 travel voucher.

  • How Does the Poster Session Work?

    • An official, hosted presentation and judging will take place from 8:00-9:00 am on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at TexMed 2014 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

      Poster authors will have the opportunity to talk about their creations, which will then be on display for viewing throughout the rest of the day. Two well-qualified representatives from Baylor Health Care System’s STEEEP Global Institute will serve as the contest judges.

      Cliff T. Fullerton, MD
      Dr. Fullerton serves as Vice President of the Chronic Disease Institute at BHCS. During his tenure at BHCS, he has been extensively involved with HealthTexas Provider Network, where he has served as Chair of the Quality Committee, as well as Dallas County Medical Society and Family Medical Center at Garland/North Garland, where he serves as President. Dr. Fullerton has expertise in a variety of subjects, including health care quality improvement, chronic disease management, electronic health record implementation, and transitions in care.
      Christopher Shutts, MBA, CSSBB
      Mr. Shutts is Director of the STEEEP Academy: Healthcare Quality Improvement Training, which teaches health care leaders theory and techniques of rapid-cycle quality improvement and facilitates the enhancement of skills needed by physicians, nurses, administrators, and others to lead quality improvement efforts.

      The STEEEP Global Institute promotes the sharing of Baylor Health Care System areas of expertise with other institutions in the pursuit of improved health care quality throughout the United States and world. These organizations include hospitals, health care systems, and accountable care organizations.

      First, second, and third-place winners will receive special recognition at TexMed 2014 and in Texas Medicine, TMA's monthly magazine. All selected submissions will receive a modest stipend. Midnight CDT on March 14 is the deadline to enter.

  • Should I Attend the Session If I’m Not Creating a Poster?

    • Yes! And here’s why:

      Support Your Colleagues

      The accomplishments of Texas physicians in improving the quality of health care are something to be celebrated! Show support for your colleagues by taking some time to walk through and see the great things that are happening in the Texas medical community.

      The poster session qualifies for 1 Hour of CME credit for the hosted portion (8-9 am Saturday). This will prove to be some of the most inspiring, surprising, and diverse CME you may earn this year.

      Gain Some Takeaways
      Learn what others are doing to improve quality by viewing it firsthand. Take back some best-practices, or get inspired to develop your own programs. The more we share, the more we can improve the health of all Texans.

      "We know that doctors are going to be measured in the future. We know that sometimes payments are going to be tied to those quality measures.” We feel like TMA needs to have a group that has the expertise to evaluate those measures and can advocate for physicians in those programs."

      C. Bruce Malone, MD, orthopedic surgeon - Austin

      For more on how to submit your poster, please read the "How Can I Participate?" section above.

  • Questions About the Poster Session?

    • Contact us with any questions you have about the Quality Poster Session
      Please send completed application via e-mail to TexMed Posters
      E-mail: TexMed Posters, Phone: (512) 370-1423
  • Whom do I contact if I have more questions?