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Med-IQ Walks With JDRF

BALTIMORE, MD—Med-IQ, LLC, is taking part in the JDRF Maryland 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising event in Baltimore on Saturday, April 5, 2014. JDRF’s

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Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp)

2021 Distinguished Member Award (Allison Gardner, PhD, CHCP, Senior VP of Educational Strategy and Content)

2021 Board of Director (Allison Gardner, PhD, CHCP, Senior VP of Educational Strategy and Content)

2020 Distinguished Member (Donna Gabriel, Senior Director, US/Global Education)

2019 Best in Class Outcomes Best Practices Award at the Alliance Industry Summit (Translating Scientific Advances into Patient Health Improvements: Curing HCV in Indiana with Education)

2018 Best in Class Outcomes People’s Choice Award at the Alliance Industry Summit (Managing Venous Thromboembolism: Exploring the Relationship Between Anticoagulant Treatment Decisions and Patient Outcomes)

2018 Thomas Pearson Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership (William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP)

2018 Alliance Annual Conference Program Committee Chair (William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP)

2017 Best in Class Outcomes (Aligning Clinical Practice to Changing Guidelines: Technology Alone is Not the Answer)

2017 Best in Class Outcomes (Strategies for Reducing Outcomes Disparities in the Acute Management of Ischemic Stroke in the Southeastern US: A Targeted Educational Initiative for Emergency Department Care Teams)

2016 Best in Class Outcomes (Strategies for Success as a Patient-Centered Medical Home)

2016 Best in Class Outcomes (Are You Prepared for PrEP?)

*2016 Award for Outstanding Educational Collaboration (Improving HCV Recognition and Linkage to Care Among the Baby Boomer Generation: Using a Demonstrated Model of Success)

2016 Award for Outstanding CE Enduring Material (Medical Insiders: An In-Depth Look at Non-Insulin-Based Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes)

*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)


 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

2018 ACCME Accreditation Workshop Faculty Award (William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, Med-IQ VP of Education and Medical Affairs)

2016 ACCME Accreditation Workshop Faculty Award (William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, Med-IQ VP of Education and Medical Affairs)

2014 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)


 

Graphic Design USA

2012 American In-House Design Award 2011 American In-House Design Award


 

National Institute for Quality Improvement and Education (NIQIE)

*2009 “Best Practice” Designation (Crew Resource Management and the Prevention of VTE in Surgery)


 

Mom 2.0

2019 Iris Award winner for “Best Sponsored Content” for Obesity: Breaking Through the Barriers of a Misunderstood Chronic Condition


 

PRNews and Social Shake Up

2021 Digital + Social Media Award winner for “Best Facebook Live Campaign” for COVID-19 PREP: Prepare, Respond, Engage, and Persevere

2021 Digital + Social Media Award winner for “Best Use of Influencer Marketing” for COVID-19 PREP: Prepare, Respond, Engage, and Persevere


* Denotes awards for a quality improvement initiative.

Cardiology

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. 2016;31:337-48.

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.


 

Endocrinology

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.

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.

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.


 

Health Disparities

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;29:388-396.

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.


 

Infectious Disease

Nitsche B, Miller SC, Giorgio M, Berry CA, Muir A. Improving hepatitis C identification: technology alone is not the answer. Health Promotion Practice. 2018;19:506-512.


 

Neurology

Jauch EC, Huang DY, Gardner AJ, Blum JL. Strategies for improving outcomes in the acute management of ischemic stroke in rural emergency departments: A quality improvement initiative in the Stroke Belt. Open Access Emerg Med. 2018; 10:53-59.

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.


 

Oncology

LeBlanc TW, Howson A, Turell W, Sheldon P, Locke S, Tuchman SA, Gasparetto C, Kaura S, Khan Z, Abernethy Risk stratification, treatment selection, and transplant eligibility in multiple myeloma: a qualitative study of oncologists’ perspectives and self-reported practices. Curr Oncol. 2016;23:e598-e604.

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.


 

Osteoporosis

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.


 

Outcomes

Building your Outcomes Toolkit


 

Pain Management

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;29:388-396.


 

Psychiatry

Triesman GJ, Jayaram G, Margolis RL, Pearlson GD, Schmidt CW, Mihelish GL, Kennedy A, Howson A, Rasulnia M, Misiuta IE. Looking forward: perspectives on the use of ehealth in the management of patients with schizophrenia. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2016;204:620-629.

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.


 

Primary Care

Nitsche B, Miller SC, Giorgio M, Berry CA, Muir A. Improving Hepatitis C Identification: Technology Alone is Not the Answer. Health Promotion Practice. 2018; in press.

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

Strategies for Success: Addressing the (Unique) Needs of the Patient-Centered Medical Home


 

Pulmology

Gardner AJ, Gray A, Thrasher Self S, Wagener JS. Strengthening Care Teams to Improve Adherence in Cystic Fibrosis: A Qualitative Practice Assessment and Quality Improvement Initiative. Patient Preference and Adherence. 2017;11:761-67.


 

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

Goldhaber SZ, Ortel TL, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Gardner AJ. Improving physician performance of inpatient venous thromboembolism risk assessment and prophylaxis. Hosp Pract (Minneap). 2013;41:123-131.

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.

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.


 

White Papers

Emerging evidence surrounding how practices improved following Med-IQ's educational activities.

Clarifying Multifaceted CME

Practical Tactics For Increasing Relevancy In CME

A Qualitative Study Among Southern Healthcare Providers Managing Patients at Risk of or Living With HIV

 

AAMC Integrating Quality

Oral Presentation

*Improving Acute Coronary Syndromes Management: A Hospital-Specific, CME/CE-Certified Quality Improvement Initiative (2012)

Poster Presentation

A Study to Address Provider Disparities in the Treatment of Chronic Pain (2011)


 

Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp)

They Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup: Lessening the Impact of Burnout by Rethinking Continuing Professional Development (2021)

Innovating Through the Chaos (2020)

Understanding Effect Size: Basic Theory and Responsible Application in CME Outcomes (2020)

When Patients Don’t Know That They Don’t Know: Casting a Wider Educational Net (2020)

Uniting the Skill With the Will: Can CPD Stem the Tide of Provider Burnout? (2020)

It’s Not You, It’s Me: When Your Program Is Effective, But Your Assessment Isn’t (2020)

The Power of Education to Bridge the Gap between Patients and Providers: A Collaborative Case Study (2019)

Optimizing Educational Interventions Using Experience-Centric, Agile Design (2019)

Creating an Innovative Curriculum Incorporating Continuing Education, Simulation, and Risk Management (2019)

*A Stressed Healthcare System: Is Your QI Program Part of the Problem or the Solution? (2019)

*QI Collaboration for Type 2 Diabetes Care in Rural Health Clinics (2019)

Outcomes á la Carte (2019)

*Minimizing the Miles: Using Project ECHO to Educate and Empower Clinical Teams and Cure Hepatitis C in Indiana

(2019) The Secrets to Success: Key Strategies to Successfully Implementing Relevant, Rural Clinical Education

(2018) Outcomes á la Carte

(2018) *Understanding the New Era of Empowered, Engaged e-Patients Post-Keynote Panel (2018)

*Getting Out of the Comfort Zone: Breaking the Silo Mentality to Address Real World Needs (2018)

Incorporating the Patient Voice into Educational Design: Case Studies and Insights from the Field (2018)

Facilitating Patient-Provider Understanding in Today's Busy Practice (2018)

Closing Plenary: Taking Action – How the Conference Will Change My Workplace (2018)

*Beyond the Electronic Health Record: Expanding the Reach of Quality Improvement Education (2017)

*Location, Location, Location: Designing CE to Address Real-Time Healthcare Needs (2017)

*Quality Improvement without Borders: A Case Study for Developing Collaborative, Cross-Country Programs (2016)

The Value of Maintenance of Certification as a Key Component of Performance Improvement CME (2012)

Oral Presentations

*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)

Poster Presentations

*Translating Scientific Advances into Patient Health Improvements: Curing HCV in Indiana with Education (2019)

*Improving Hepatitis C Testing in the Primary Care Setting: A Demonstration in Success (2015)

*Evaluating the Impact of Performance Improvement Strategies on Participant Practice Patterns in Type 2 Diabetes Care (2014)

Finding Common Ground in the Use of Insulin Pens: A Patient-Provider Exchange of Barriers and Solutions (2014)

*Performance Improvement Strategies in Clinical Depression: Tools for Achieving Adherence to Therapy (2014)

*Evaluating the Impact of Performance Improvement Initiatives on Type 2 Diabetes Patient Care (2013)

Anticoagulant Therapies in the Prevention and Treatment of Arterial and Venous Thromboembolism: An Educational Needs Assessment (2011)


 

Alliance of Chicago User Conference

*A Quality Improvement Project to Increase Universal HIV Testing in Community Health Centers: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities (2016)


 

ASHRM

Developing Risk Management Professionals: Grow Your Own (2021)

Design and Delivery of Awesome Risk Management Education (2019)

I Hope You’re OK Because I’m Not: The Impact of Provider Mental Health on Patient Safety (2018)


 

Center for Business Intelligence

Oral Presentations

Developing a Grant Strategy (2018) Models for Patient Engagement – A 360 Approach (2018)

*Scaling Quality—The Hepatitis C Screening Project (2015)

Why We Matter (2014)

*Provider Perspective on Quality Improvement in Medical Education (2013)

Financial Feasibility of Outcomes (2011)


 

CMEpalooza

Oral Presentation

The Case of the Rejected Grant Request: A CMEpalooza Whodunit (2020)

Shiny Outcomes People (2020)

Jake Powers, CME Detective Episode 2 (2020)

CME Fads: Gone for Good or Coming Back Around? (2019)

Jake Powers, CME Detective—Accreditation with Complications (2019)

Trust the Process (and the Terms We Use to Describe It): A Standardized Outcomes Taxonomy (2018)

Seeing It Both Ways (2017)

Outcomes: A Study in Three Acts (2017)

Building a Better Grant Request (2017)

Kwahl'i-t? im-pr?v'm?nt: You Can Say It, But Can You Do It? (2016)

A Dissection of Feasible Interpretive Tangents From a Discrete Comparative Assessment in CME (aka: What Does My Outcomes Data Mean?) (2016)

Data-Driven and Agile Educational Design: Ensuring Your Courses Intelligently Evolve (2015)

Poster Presentation

Have We Forgotten About the Content in Continuing Medical Education? (2014)


 

Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference

Pandemics and Continuity of Care: A MPL Carrier's Approach to Patient Safety (2021)


 

The Endocrine Society

Oral Presentation

*Improving Patient Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes Using Effective Clinician Education (2012)

Poster Presentation

*Improving Comprehensive Diabetes Care


 

Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety

Telemedicine - The New Frontier- Expanding Access While Managing Risks (2021)

Analysis of COVID 19 Data and Preparing for the Future (2021)


 

Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education

Oral Presentations

Getting Social About HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Black Heterosexual Women (BHW): A Novel Educational Campaign for Potential PrEP Users and Clinicians (2021)

*Scaling Quality—The Hepatitis C Screening Project (2015)

*Aviation and Healthcare: A Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Activity to Minimize Post-Surgical Complications (2011)


 

National Rural Health Association

*Tackling the Infectious Disease Risk of the Opioid Epidemic (2017)


 

Mid-Atlantic Alliance for CME (MAACME)

Oral Presentation

Outcomes à la carte (2016 Annual Meeting)


 

BeaconLive CME & Healthcare Webinar Series

Oral Presentation

Calculating P Values: A Step-by-Step Guide (2017)


 

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease

*Eliminating HCV is Personal: An Educational Initiative to Improve Testing in the Era of Big Data (2018)

*A Performance-Focused Education Program to Improve HBV Screening and Testing in the Primary Care Setting (2018)


 

Infectious Disease Week

Best Practices in HIV PrEP Care (2018)


 

Society of General Internal Medicine

Getting Social About HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Black Heterosexual Women (BHW): A Novel Educational Campaign for Potential PrEP Users and Clinicians (2021)

QI initiative focused on risk-based HCV testing in the primary care setting (2019)


 

American Society for Health Care Risk Management

Design and Delivery of Awesome Risk Management Education (2019)

I Hope You're OK Because I'm Not: The Impact of Provider Mental Health on Patient Safety (2018)



* Denotes presentations for a quality improvement initiative.