To keep up-to-date with continuing certification requirements, board-certified clinical informaticians should visit the website of the appropriate board, the American Board of Preventive Medicine, or the American Board of Pathology. Please note that "Continuing Certification" is replacing "Maintenance of Certification" when referring to the lifelong learning in which diplomates engage after they have passed their medical board exam.
ABPM Diplomates and Satisfying the IMP Through AMIA
Diplomates board-certified through the ABPM must complete an Improvement in Medical Practice (IMP) activity through AMIA during each 10-year reaccreditation cycle.
Currently, the IMP, or MOC-IV, must be a quality improvement/performance improvement activity, or it may be a 360-degree evaluation by colleagues. AMIA is looking into additional formats that may satisfy this requirement. When additional formats are approved by the ABPM, AMIA will inform diplomates of any new formats deemed acceptable.
IMP/MOC-IV projects now offer 20 CME credits for approved projects.
MOC-IV/IMP Projects Accepted by ABPM
Below are MOC-IV/IMP projects that illustrate some approaches clinical informaticians took to satisfy the MOC-IV/IMP requirement. Each diplomate identified an area for improvement, provided baseline data, implemented a clinical informatics approach to address the problem, then provided post-project data.
Diplomates submitted their reports to AMIA. AMIA had two reviewers from the AMIA MOC committee review each project and provided acceptance information to the ABPM. The ABPM maintains the database for clinical informatics diplomates and records that the MOC-IV/IMP requirement has been satisfied.