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Grand Rounds: Innovation and Global Health: Health systems improvement in limited resource settings

08-12-2022

By Bernhard Fassl, MD , Director, Center for Global Health Innovation, Professor, Global Health Innovation, College of Graduate Studies, Northeast Ohio Medical University


Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Illustrate opportunities for application of quality improvement methodologies in global and underserved areas. 2. Examine the role of innovation to facilitate implementation and sustain best practice in low resource environments. 3. Describe the role of NEOMED in global health education, innovation, and health systems improvement.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Innovative methods of improving underserved areas.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:

08-11-2023

Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.

Disclosure:

The speaker, Bernhard Fassl, MD, has returned the disclosure form indicating there are no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Bibliography:

Peabody JW, Taguiwalo MM, Robalino DA, et al. Improving the Quality of Care in Developing Countries. In: Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al., editors. Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition. Washington (DC): The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank; 2006. Chapter 70. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11790/ Co-published by Oxford University Press, New York.

​Leatherman S, Ferris T, Berwick D, Omaswa F, Crisp N. The role of quality improvement in strengthening health systems in developing countries. International Journal of Quality in Health Care. 2010 Jun 12:1-7.

Potter C, Brough R. Systemic capacity building: a hierarchy of needs. Health Policy Plan. 2004 Sep;19(5):336-45. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czh038. PMID: 15310668.

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