How Medical Boards Can Drive Quality Improvement

Post Date: September 14, 2020


An Ohio initiative to reduce elective deliveries is one of many examples of quality improvement that can be enhanced through organizations such as the American Board of Pediatrics.

“Approaches that improve the systems of care for entire patient populations are needed. The certifying medical boards can contribute to driving change by ensuring that improving care and outcomes for patients and families is the priority.”

— Carole Lannon, MD, MPH,  Director of Learning Networks at Cincinnati Children’s

— David Nichols, MD, MPH, President and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics

A special issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American Board of Family Medicine, the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine includes an article co-authored by the president of the American Board of Pediatrics and a pioneer in learning networks at Cincinnati Children’s, Carole Lannon, MD, MPH.

The article, The Role of Certifying Boards in Improving Health: The Example of the American Board of Pediatrics, appears in the September/October 2020 issue.

The article mentions several initiatives that Cincinnati Children’s has supported in leadership roles.