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AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use – Ambulatory Care

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use – Ambulatory Care

October 9, 2019

Did you know that effective January 1, 2020 the Joint Commission will begin new antimicrobial stewardship requirements for accredited ambulatory health care organizations?

Are you part of an ambulatory practice looking to improve your antibiotic prescribing culture? Are you looking for ways to meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements and compliance with the new Joint Commission Ambulatory Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard?

The AHRQ Antibiotic Stewardship Program may be for you! AHRQ is seeking pediatric and adult ambulatory clinics to participate in a national program aimed to improve antibiotic prescribing. The 12-month program, which is offered at no charge, will begin in December 2019.

Participating sites will receive expert coaching, online education and improvement tools, patient education materials, antibiotic use guidelines for several infectious syndromes, and other resources to help practice effective antibiotic stewardship. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits including Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

Please join us for a 1-hour Webinar to learn how participation can benefit your patients and clinic.

October 15, 11 a.m. ET REGISTER
October 30, 1 p.m. ET REGISTER
November 5, 2 p.m. ET REGISTER
November 14, 2 p.m. ET REGISTER

For more details on this program, visit

This program is funded and guided by AHRQ and is led by Johns Hopkins Medicine and NORC at the University of Chicago.

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