Texas Children’s has started a Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC) to help support the hospital’s quality and safety vision as well as our physician’s commitment to continuous learning.
The program’s objectives are:
- To improve patient outcomes through the lifelong learning of Texas Children’s Hospital physicians.
- Help Texas Children’s Hospital physicians understand and meet American Board of Pediatric requirements to maintain their certification in the field.
- Approve and maintain a portfolio of qualifying Part 4 MOC projects.
- Award Part 4 MOC credits to Texas Children’s Hospital physicians who participate in MOC QI projects within Texas Children’s Hospital portfolio.
- Provide guidance to MOC project leaders regarding participant qualification for Part 4 MOC credit, documentation requirements, and educational objectives.
Part 4 of the MOC structure focuses on performance in practice, which requires physicians to participate in a collaborative, on-going quality improvement project in their practice. Texas Children’s Hospital has sponsor status by the American Board of Pediatrics for Part 4, allowing the hospital’s quality improvement experts to evaluate projects and award MOC Part 4 points.