What’s New in the World of Antibiotic Stewardship? Part One
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022; 1-2pm ET
This course is open for Pre-registration. Content will be available in August
What's New in the World of Antibiotic Stewardship? Part One
For HEDIS Measurement Year 2022, NCQA released the Antibiotic Utilization for Respiratory Conditions measure. The measure can help health plans more closely monitor antibiotic use and assist with stewardship efforts. It tracks antibiotic prescriptions across both appropriate and inappropriate respiratory conditions. Tracking antibiotic prescribing for all respiratory conditions will provide context about a health plan’s overall antibiotic use when viewed with three HEDIS measures of appropriate testing and inappropriate prescribing.
Dr. Eddie Stenehjem, Intermountain Healthcare’s Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship, will join NCQA to describe how his plan monitors antibiotic utilization and how it can support antibiotic stewardship efforts.
The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of the new HEDIS antibiotic measure and highlight its use in the field. Participants will be able to ask questions of researchers to learn directly from them about their work.
- Health care professionals
- Health care decision makers
- Health plans
- Health systems
- Health centers/health practices
- Population health organizations
- Federal and state government agencies
- Review the new HEDIS antibiotic measure: Antibiotic Utilization for Respiratory Conditions.
- Review the use of antibiotic measures in practice.
- Discuss researcher/expert studies and results regarding antibiotic stewardship.
Sepheen Byron, DRPH, MHS
Sepheen Byron is Assistant Vice President, Performance Measurement, at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). She oversees measure development and use of HEDIS and other national evaluation programs and has developed measures used by NCQA for Accreditation, benchmarking and ratings. She also led measure development for Medicaid and CHIP enrollees as part of NCQA’s AHRQ-CMS Pediatric Quality Measures Program Center of Excellence. Ms. Byron is the subject matter expert for measures in the area of antibiotic stewardship, and recently led a project to broaden HEDIS antibiotic measures to additional populations.
Prior to NCQA, Ms. Byron was an Analyst in the Center for Outcomes and Evidence at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where she assessed the effectiveness of health services.
Ms. Byron has a BA from the University of Virginia, an MHS from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a DrPH from the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Eddie Stenehjem, MD
In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This educational activity is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
This educational activity is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.*
The assigned universal program number:JA0004597-0000-22-021-L04-P. Upon successful completion of this program (attending the full session and completing a program evaluation), participants will access CPE Monitor on the ACPE website to locate and track their CPE statement of credit.
This live course grants 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.
* Please note – You must attend the entire program to be eligible for total number of contact hours.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 IPCE
- 1.00 Participation
- 1.00 PCMH CCE