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Mary Ales speaks at Together We Can: Engaging our Communities to Improve Patient Care

March 08, 2018

Together We Can flierMary Ales CHCP, FACEHP, executive director of Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA), spoke at Together We Can: Engaging our Communities to Improve Patient Care on March 7, 2018. The event was supported by the Institute for Community Engagement and the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Professional Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The interactive session introduced an effective framework for the development and delivery of regional and statewide improvement initiatives. Discussion focused on utilizing process improvement tools to improve engagement by meeting the needs of participating organizations while also achieving the goals of the initiative.

Topics of discussion included:

  • Goals and measurement of interventions
  • Assessing attitudes, needs and barriers
  • Identifying forces impacting practice to influence overall design
  • Creating a tream-based environment for stakeholders and planners
  • Integrating professional development activities to boost value

Mary Ales has held the executive director position for IPMA for the past 15 years. IPMA is a 101 year-old not-for-profit association focused solely on providing lifelong learning to physicians and health care professionals.

Through partnerships with other organizations, Mary has designed and implemented medical education and performance improvement projects that leverage technology and people resources in educational solutions. Her experience in technology, project management, professional development and quality allows her to bring together diverse stakeholders seeking common outcomes.

Mary is a Fellow of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) and recipient of the ACEHP Distinguished Service Award.

Last modified: Jul 26, 2018