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A Meaningful Approach to Quality Clinical Improvement

A Meaningful Approach to Quality Clinical Improvement

A Meaningful Approach to Quality Clinical Improvement

Edward Zuroweste, MD and Hans Dethlefs, MD
Edward Zuroweste, MD and Hans Dethlefs, MD
on behalf of Migrant Clinicians Network

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At their best, clinical core measures serve as an important window to examine the impact and quality of care being delivered at health centers. However, without an effective system in place clinical core measures can require a great deal of time and effort without yielding important quality improvement. This session will examine both short and long term strategies health centers can employ to make the best use out of the clinical core measures to improve care for patients. Drs Zuroweste and Dethlefs will examine the building blocks health centers need for an effective quality improvement system. Through a series of case studies, this session will explore the role of clinical leadership, technology and strategies for building a short and long term quality infrastructure that works.


On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Identify common pitfalls health centers encounter related to the clinical core measures.

2. Discuss strategies for assessing a health center’s current capacity to engage in meaningful quality improvement.

3. Through case studies, evaluate different approaches to clinical quality improvement using the clinical core measures.
Edward Zuroweste, MD and Hans Dethlefs, MD

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Edward Zuroweste, MD and Hans Dethlefs, MD
on behalf of Migrant Clinicians Network

Edward Zuroweste, MD

Ed Zuroweste, MD is the Co-Chief Medical Officer for Migrant Clinicians Network. In this position, Dr. Zuroweste is responsible for the oversight of all of MCN’s clinical activities. He was present for the first official meeting of Migrant Clinicians Network in 1985 and has been consistently involved with the organization since that time.

Dr. Zuroweste began his work with migrants as a partner in a private practice in Chambersburg, PA. He later became the Medical Director of Keystone Health Center, a large Migrant and Community Health Center in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. While attending to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Zuroweste also maintained a full-time clinical practice in family practice and obstetrics, including full hospital privileges in Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, and Obstetrics.
In addition to his work with MCN, Dr. Zuroweste is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he directs an International Rural Health Elective in Honduras. Dr. Zuroweste is also the staff physician for seven County Health Department tuberculosis clinics, Pennsylvania Department of Health and he currently acts as the Tuberculosis Medical Consultant for the PA Dept. of Health ; a Clinical Consultant for three separate consulting firms; and serves as a Locum Tenem family physician for multiple sites. Dr. Zuroweste has worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) on two separate short term assignments; the first in 2009-2010 as a Special Medical Consultant during the H1N1 influenza pandemic, and in 2014 as a Special Medical Consultant with the Ebola Response Team in Guinea and Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Dr. Zuroweste has traveled extensively in Central America, especially Honduras and Guatemala both for teaching and pleasure. He has also traveled to Europe, South America, and the Caribbean.

Hans Dethlefs, MD

Hans Dethlefs, MD is a family physician at the OneWorld clinic in Omaha. Having grown up in Omaha he attended Creighton Prep, Creighton University, and UNMC. He did his family practice training in Wichita, KS. Prior to joining OneWorld in 2000 he lived and worked with his wife, Andrea, and 3 children in Honduras for 3 years. Besides providing direct patient care at OneWorld he serves as the medical director for an electronic health record network of 9 community health centers in Nebraska, Iowa, and Texas. He is currently the president and medical director of the Omaha-based non-profit Chronic Care International.

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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
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