Course Director

Donald L. Lappé, MD


The purpose of this activity is to identify current research findings in cardiology as they relate to cardiovascular surgery and identify surgical clinical areas to launch outcome improvements.  The mission is to provide a participatory forum for cardiovascular clinicians to share profession’s evidence based ideas and share methods that can be used to improve patient outcomes, quality of care and cost effectiveness.  It will also explore how process improvement leads to improved outcomes.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Engage in an opportunity for discussion regarding best practices in CV surgery
  • Develop system-wide interface and networking skills amongst
  • Identify current research findings in cardiology as they relate to cardiovascular surgery
  • Identify cardiovascular surgical clinical areas to launch outcome improvement projects
  • Engage in a participatory forum with cardiovascular clinicians to share professional evidence-based ideas
  • Utilize methods that fellow clinicians use to improve patient outcome, quality of care and cost effectiveness
  • Explain how process improvement leads to improved outcome

Target Audience

Cardiovascular Surgeons and Intensivists who wish to improve clinical processes or plan to conduct related research; Anesthesiologists whose responsibilities include cardiovascular surgery; Cardiovascular/Intensive Care Nurses whose responsibilities include the implementation of Clinical Quality Improvement, and who wish to champion the facility’s quality improvement efforts from a clinical focus; Administrators whose responsibilities include clinical integration strategies; Data Managers, Data Analysts, and Information System Personnel involved with Cardiovascular Data Management.​


There is no fee to attend, however, registration is required. To register, click on the Register Now button below. 


Intermountain Healthcare Continuing Medical Education is accredited by Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Intermountain Healthcare Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Intermountain Healthcare CME adheres to ACCME Standards regarding industry support of continuing medical educationand disclosure of faculty and commercial sponsor relationships (if any) will be made known at the activity.

If any participant of this program is in need of accommodation, please do not hesitate to call and/or write to the CME office in order to receive service. A request for accommodation can be made by calling 801.442.3930. Reasonable priornotice is required.

Intermountain Healthcare Central Office is an approved provider of continuing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association. 

Sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare Continuing Medical Education​



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