Awards & Publications
What makes Med-IQ America’s most respected provider of continuing medical education?
In addition to consistently providing engaging educational activities that measurably improve patient health, the Med-IQ team has been recognized by the healthcare industry for its contributions to the field of continuing education.
Med-IQ Awards and Honors
Med-IQ has received 22 CEhp industry awards since 2011—making us the most-award-winning accredited CME provider in the nation.
2013 ACCME Accreditation Workshop Faculty Award (William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, Med-IQ VP of Education and Medical Affairs)
2012 ACCME Accreditation Workshop Faculty Award (William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP; Dr. Mencia was the first faculty member from a medical education and communications company to receive this award)
2015 Best in Class Outcomes Best Practices Award (Age-Based Awareness and Action: Evaluating the Challenges and Impact of Expanded HCV Screening)
2015 President's Award (presented to Scott Weber, Med-IQ CEO; Catherine Bretz-Mullaney, Med-IQ VP Educational Services; Sara Miller, MS, Med-IQ Director, QI Institute, CE Strategy and Content; and Alison Bennett, Director, Educational Resources, for their outstanding and invaluable contributions to the planning, writing, and release of the ACEhp QIE Roadmap Initiative)
2015 Leadership Award (Scott Weber, CEO)
2015 Rising Star Award (Sara Miller, MS)
2015 Distinguished Fellow (William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP)
2014 Best in Class Outcomes Best Practices Award (Evaluating the Impact of Performance Improvement Strategies on Participant Practice Patterns in Type 2 Diabetes Care)
2014 Best in Class Outcomes Best Practices Award (with NCQA; Performance Improvement Strategies in Clinical Depression: Tools for Achieving Adherence to Therapy)
2014 Best in Class Outcomes Best Practices Award (with AADE; Finding Common Ground in the Use of Insulin Pens: A Patient-Provider Exchange of Barriers and Solutions)
2013 William Campbell Felch Award for Outstanding Research in CME (Evaluating the Impact of Performance Improvement Strategies on Participant Practice Patterns in Type 2 Diabetes Care)
2013 Award for Outstanding CME Collaboration Award (with Sisters Network of Baltimore for Women Empowered; A Community-Based Initiative to Improve Breast Health in African Americans)
2013 Leadership Award (William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP)
2012 President's Award (presented to Scott Weber, CEO, for outstanding service related to guidance about national advocacy issues and the National Disclosure System in 2011)
2012 Award for Outstanding CME Outcomes Assessment (with the American College of Cardiology; "The New ERA 1.0 project")
2011 William Campbell Felch Award for Outstanding Research in CME (Educational Needs Assessment for Prevention and Treatment of Arterial and Venous Thrombosis)
2010 Distinguished Member Award (William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP)
Graphic Design USA
2012 American In-House Design Award
2011 American In-House Design Award
2009 "Best Practice" Designation (Crew Resource Management and the Prevention of VTE in Surgery)
Med-IQ Peer-Reviewed Publications
Since 2009, Med-IQ has been published 31 times in peer-reviewed journals—5 times more than any other accredited CME provider.
Langer CJ, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Miller SC. Continuing improvement of performance among physicians treating non-small cell lung cancer patients. J Community Support Oncol. 2015. In press.
Costa LJ, Kumar S, Stowell SA, Dermer SJ. Mobilization and transplantation patterns of autologous hematopoietic stem cells in multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer Control. 2015;22:87-94.
Karcher RB, Fitzpatrick DC, Leonard DJ, Weber S. A community-based collaborative approach to improve breast cancer screening in underserved African American women. J Cancer Educ. 2014;29:482-487.
Hirsch FR, Jotte RM, Berry CA, Mencia WA, Stowell SA, Gardner AJ. The quality of care of patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a report of a performance improvement initiative. Cancer Control. 2014;21:90-97.
Sekeres MA, Stowell SA, Berry CA, Mencia WM, Dancy JN. Improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes through a performance improvement initiative. Leuk Res. 2013;37:422-426.
Marshall JL, Cartwright TH, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Miller SC. Implementation of a performance improvement initiative in colorectal cancer care. J Oncol Pract. 2012;8:309-314.
Gardner AJ, Miller SC, Dupuy D, Murphy AM. Evaluation and outcomes of a CME-certified symposium addressing the breast cancer mortality disparity in Chicago. CE Measure. 2011;5:3-5.
Karcher R, Berman AE, Gross H, Hess DC, Jauch EC, Viser PE, Solenski NJ, Wolf AMD. Addressing disparities in stroke prevention for atrial fibrillation: educational opportunities. Am J Med Qual. 2015. Epub ahead of print.
Levy PD, Dancy JN, Stowell SA, Hoekstra JW, Arthur CL, Wilson CH, Bednar JM, Dorman T, Hiestand B. Lessons in flying: crew resource management as a quality improvement method for acute coronary syndromes care. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2014;13:36-42.
Goldhaber SZ, Ortel TL, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Gardner AJ. Improving physician performance of inpatient venous thromboembolism risk assessment and prophylaxis. Hospital Practice. 2013;41:123-131.
Stowell SA, Gardner AJ, Alpert JS, Naccarelli GV, Harkins T, Louder AM, Tamariz L. Impact of CME-certified education in atrial fibrillation on administrative claims. Am J Manag Care. 2012;18:253-260.
Stowell SA, Cannon CP, Hoekstra JW, Peterson ED, Miller SC. Take heart: a one-on-one peer-based strategy to improve acute coronary syndrome patient care. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2011;10:164-168.
Tapson VF, Karcher RB, Weeks R. Crew resource management and VTE prophylaxis in surgery: a quality improvement initiative. Am J Med Qual. 2011;26:423-432.
Karcher RB, Sison A, Weber SE, Sheldon P Jr, Kahn KA, Tapson VF. Persistent gaps in VTE prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery: will new educational strategies help? Am J Med Qual. 2011;26:502-504.
Cannon CP, Hoekstra JW, Larson DM, Karcher RB, Mencia WA, Berry CA, Stowell SA. A report of quality improvement in the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2011;10:29-34.
Cannon CP, Hoekstra JW, Larson DM, Carter RD, Cornish J, Karcher RB, Mencia WA, Berry CA, Stowell SA. Physician practice patterns in acute coronary syndromes: an initial report of an individual quality improvement program. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2010;9:23-29.
Arepally G, Bauer KA, Bhatt DL, Merli GJ, Naccarelli GV, Carter RD, Karcher RB, Berry CA, Keaton KL, Stowell SA. The use of antithrombotic therapies in the prevention and treatment of arterial and venous thrombosis. A survey of current knowledge and practice supporting the need for clinical education. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2010;9:41-48.
Cannon CP, Hoekstra JW, Larson DM, Mencia WA, Cornish J, Carter RD, Berry CA, Karcher RB. Individual quality improvement in acute coronary syndromes—a performance improvement initiative. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2009;8:43-48.
Stowell SA, Miller SC, Fonseca F, Trence D, Berry CA, Blum J. Continuing medical education for promoting shared medical visits in diabetes care. Clin Diab. 2015;1:28-31.
Baum HBA, Cagliero E, Berry CA, Mencia WA, Stowell SA, Miller SC. Continuing improvement in type 2 diabetes care through performance-based evaluations. J Prim Care Community Health. 2014;5:107-110.
Stowell SA, Baum HBA, Berry CA, Perri BR, King L, Mijanovich T, Albert S, Miller SC. The impact of performance improvement strategies on the clinical care and outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes. Clin Diab. 2014;32:18-25.
Boyle PJ, O’Neil KW, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Miller SC. Improving diabetes care and patient outcomes in skilled-care communities: successes and lessons from a quality improvement initiative. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013;14:340-344.
Stowell SA, Karcher RB, Bartell RC, Berry CA. Results of a performance improvement initiative in diabetes care. CE Measure. 2010;4:34-39.
Stowell SA, Karcher RB, Carter RD, Cornish J, Berry CA, Mencia WA. Outcomes measurement design for a performance improvement initiative in diabetes care. CE Measure. 2009;3:76-83.
Reid MC, O’Neil KW, Dancy JN, Berry CA, Stowell SA. Pain management in long-term care communities: a quality improvement initiative. Ann Long-Term Care. 2015;23:29-35.
Bekanich SJ, Wanner N, Junkins S, Mahoney K, Kahn KA, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Gardner AJ. A multifaceted initiative to improve clinician awareness of pain management disparities. Am J Med Qual. 2014;29(5):388-396.
Thase ME, Stowell SA, Berry CS, Mencia WA, Blum J. A performance improvement initiative enhancing the care of patients with depression. J Psych Prac. 2014;20:276-283.
Greenspan SL, Bilezikian JP, Watts NB, Berry CA, Mencia WA, Stowell SA, Karcher RB. A clinician performance initiative to improve quality of care for patients with osteoporosis. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013;22:853-861.
Andolsek K, Rosenberg MT, Abdolrasulnia M, Stowell SA, Gardner AJ. Complex cases in primary care: report of a CME-certified series addressing patients with multiple comorbidities. Int J Clin Prac. 2013;67:911-917.
Cohen BA, Thrower BW, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Mencia WA, Karcher RB. Enhancing the quality of care for patients with multiple sclerosis through performance improvement CME. Neurol Clin Prac. 2013;3:240-248.
Med-IQ Meeting Presentations
The Med-IQ team is frequently asked to share data and best practices from our award-winning educational activities and outcomes research at industry meetings and conferences.
AAMC Integrating Quality
Improving Acute Coronary Syndromes Management: A Hospital-Specific, CME/CE-Certified Quality Improvement Initiative (2012)
A Study to Address Provider Disparities in the Treatment of Chronic Pain (2011)
Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions
Integrating PI and QI CME into Daily Practice (2014)
One Size Does Not Fit All—The Brave New World of Personalized Education (2014)
Incorporating In-Practice Research Methodologies Into QI Initiatives (2013)
Advancing CE Through Innovation (Batteries Not Included) (2013)
Belt-Tightening and Thriving in the New CME/CPE Paradigm (2013)
Evaluating the Methodology and Value of Patient Outcomes in the Design, Implementation, and Outcome of CME Initiatives [Panel Discussion] (2013)
What Can Managed Care Claims Data Tell Us About CME Effectiveness? (2012)
Listening to the Patient’s Voice: What We Can Learn? (2012)
Using In-Practice Research as a Framework for Quality Improvement Education (2012)
Engineering Successful Systems-Based Quality Improvement (QI) Activities (2012)
The Value of Maintenance of Certification as a Key Component of Performance Improvement CME (2012)
Health Disparities: The CME Leadership Imperative (2011)
Center for Business Intelligence
Why We Matter (2014)
Provider Perspective on Quality Improvement in Medical Education (2013)
Financial Feasibility of Outcomes (2011)
Have We Forgotten About the Content in Continuing Medical Education? (2014)
The Endocrine Society
Improving Patient Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes Using Effective Clinician Education (2012)
Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education
Scaling Quality—The Hepatitis C Screening Project (2015)
Aviation and Healthcare: A Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Activity to Minimize Post-Surgical Complications (2011)