Join experts from the American Medical Association (AMA) to learn how AMA’s extensive, evidence-based resources can lead to better health, better care and lower costs. The AMA has put together 50 free online modules on www.stepsforward.org that provide achievable practice improvement strategies on a wide variety of topics. These modules also include case studies and downloadable tools and resources that can be customized to meet the needs of practices. AMA’s resources support many of the initiatives of the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network. This webinar will review resources on health, care coordination, diabetes care, health information technology, the opioid epidemic, MACRA/Quality Payment Program, TCPI and more.
All healthcare professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend
Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:
- Navigate through the Steps Forward™ modules and identify improvement strategies that can be implemented right away
- Identify resources to help practices thrive in the evolving healthcare environment
- Implement resources to overcome the barriers to providing better care
Renee DuBois, MPH
Senior Practice Transformation Advisor
American Medical Association
Renee DuBois currently works as a Senior Practice Transformation Advisor for the American Medical Association focusing on strategies and initiatives to enhance professional satisfaction and practice sustainability. She has worked in the healthcare industry for the past eight years and has extensive experience leading and evaluating quality improvement projects with a wide array of healthcare leaders using a data-driven approach. Most recently she trained healthcare professionals throughout the state of Illinois to lead their own quality initiatives by analyzing their data and using evidence-based strategies to create lasting change.
Lance Mueller, MS
Manager of Healthcare Quality
American Medical Association
Lance Mueller is the Manager of Healthcare Quality for the American Medical Association (AMA). In this role, he supports the AMA on a multi-year journey identifying effective care delivery elements that support professional satisfaction and practice sustainability. He manages AMA’s efforts to support physician practices, including such efforts as the Support and Alignment Network (SAN) and the creation of physician practice improvement capabilities that can be deployed on the ground at practice sites. Many of these tools are focused on changes related to the Quality Payment Program.
Prior to joining the AMA, Mr. Mueller was the Director of the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI). AQI hosts a variety of clinical data registries including the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) and the Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (AIRS)—one of the first nationwide anesthesia safety reporting systems. During his 5½ years at AQI, NACOR grew from 4 practices/250K cases to 400+ practices with over 32M cases. NACOR is a qualified registry for reporting to PQRS. AQI was also in the inaugural class of Qualified Clinical Registries (QCDRs) beginning in the 2014 program year. AQI successfully reported on behalf of thousands of anesthesia providers via QCDR for program year 2015.
Mr. Mueller completed his formal education at Northern Illinois University (NIU) attaining a Master’s of Science in Mathematics. He worked in the IT space prior to joining the registry and association world.