Free ABP Approved Activity to Improve Pediatric Healthcare Quality

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recently approved ASE’s new project, Pediatric Appropriate Use Criteria for Transthoracic Echocardiography: Performance Improvement Module, that gives pediatricians and pediatric trainees an opportunity to earn ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit while simultaneously working to improve pediatric healthcare quality.

This performance improvement module (PIM) directs participants in the collection of data and the selection of an indication for TTE using the tables in the ASE pediatric AUC document. The activity involves the participant and an independent reviewer. This HIPPA compliant PIM produces bar graphs reflecting change in appropriateness of TTE orders over the two (2) cycles following implementation of improvement measures. There is no fee to participate and a laptop or desktop computer is needed to participate in this activity. A PIM can only be completed for credit once per MOC cycle. Both the participant and reviewer can claim credit for the activity. It is approved for credit by the ABP through April 30, 2020.

Click here to access the activity online. Questions? Contact us here.

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through ASE@ASEcho.org. Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.