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Hospital QI and Patient Safety Medical Knowledge Module

If you're among the many physicians enrolled in the ABIM's MOC program, you have to earn a combined 100 points in medical knowledge and practice improvement throughout your 10-year certificate period. SHM wants to help you with this process.
SHM is pleased to announce that the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has approved SHM's Hospital Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Medical Knowledge Module for credit in the ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Quick Facts


Quality improvement and patient safety principles including QI theory, system processes, measurement, tools for implementation, and error types, disclosure, and prevention strategies


Online module of 25 multiple-choice questions with accompanying answers, rationales, and

Passing Score:

76% (19 of 25) required for both MOC and CME credit

MOC Credit:

Ten (10) self-evaluation points for diplomates enrolled in ABIM's MOC program

CME Credit:

Three (3) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Approval Period:

January 1, 2011 through January 1, 2014

Registration Fee:

$65 for SHM members; $100 for nonmembers

Target Audience

This program is intended for hospitalists and other subspecialists interested in assessing their knowledge on quality improvement and patient safety principles.


Danielle Scheurer, MD, SFHM
MUSC Hospitalist Services

Jeffrey Barsuk, MD, FHM
Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine

Jean-Sabastien Rachoin, MD, FASN
Cooper University Hospital

Flora Kisuule, MD, MPH, SFHM


Amit Prachand, MEng
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Maintenance of Certification Information

To be eligible for ABIM credit, you must:

  • Be a diplomate of ABIM
  • Be enrolled in the ABIM MOC program
  • Not have completed this Medical Knowledge Module previously

Check your eligibility for MOC credit with ABIM.

A passing score of 76% must be attained to receive MOC credits. Your score will be forwarded directly to ABIM. You will receive a confirmation letter from ABIM following the processing of credits.

CME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Blackwell Futura Media Services and the Society of Hospital Medicine. Blackwell Futura Media Services is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Blackwell Futura Media Services designates this online educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

A passing score of 76% must be attained to receive CME credits.

Although offering the CME credit noted above, this Hospital Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Medical Knowledge Module does not provide extensive training.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This module is optimized for use with Windows and Internet Explorer (version 6 and above) and requires the Adobe Flash Player.

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