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Achieving Health Equity - What's Data Got to Do with It?
Presenter:   Raymond Cox, MD, MBA
                     Executive Director of the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

The purpose/goal(s) of this activity is to enable healthcare providers to have an increased understanding of the use of data to improve health equity.

  • Describe the difference between disparities and equity and how this impacts
    healthcare costs
  • Explain how inequities impact safety, quality, risk management and cost
  • Discuss metrics needed to identify needs for improving health equity

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 Time: 12:00-1:00 PM ET
1.0 Contact Hour(s)
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™   Mandatory for Physicians
Successful completion of education activities includes attendance at the entire activity and achieving a passing score of 80% or higher on the post-test in order to receive 1.0 Contact Hour(s) or 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. No partial credit is awarded.

Raymond Cox, MD, MBA

Dr. Raymond Cox currently serves as Executive Director of the Volunteers in Medicine clinic on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He also serves as consultant to the Perinatal Steering Committee for Ascension Health. He served as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC and as Chair of Ob/Gyn at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Cox received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital. He received his MBA in Medical Management from Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Cox has spent most of his career caring for underserved populations, with an emphasis on maternal and child health. He has served on several committees for ACOG, including Chair of the Committee on the Health of Underserved Women. He recently served on the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality and on the Government Affairs and Public Policy Committee for March of Dimes and is Immediate Past Board Chair for the National Perinatal Information Center.

This continuing nursing education activity has been submitted to the Northeast Multi-State Division for approval to award contact hours. The Northeast Multi-State Division is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Nurses Associations are members of the Northeast Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.

Accreditation: Women & Infants Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to sponsor intrastate continuing education for physicians. Women & Infants Hospital designates this online educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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