Poster Session on Quality at TexMed

TMA's first Quality Poster Session will take place at TexMed 2013 in San Antonio. Physicians 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 physicians to not only report on their quality improvement methods and best practices, but to also gain inspiration from their colleagues' approaches to providing quality patient care and to identify new quality improvement techniques to implement in their own practices.

Have a quality improvement success you want to present? It's not too late to submit your poster. Creatively and visually depict something special that you are doing in your practice 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.   

TMA and TMF Health Quality Institute will host an official presentation from 8 to 9 am on Saturday, May 18, at TexMed, during which the poster authors will have the opportunity to talk about their creations. The posters will then be on display for viewing throughout the rest of the day.

Share your successes, improve the quality of health care in Texas, and support your colleagues. Visit the TexMed Quality Poster Session page for more information or to download an application packet.

Action, March 18, 2013