Clinical Performance Improvement Network (CPIN)

The WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement has joined with the Washington Health Alliance and the Washington Academy of Family Physicians to create the Clinical Performance Improvement Network, an educational program designed to assist physician practices focus efforts on quality improvement.

The goal of CPIN is to offer opportunities for medical practices to collaborate with one another, sharing best practices, proven innovations, and resources to stimulate accelerated and efficient implementation of quality improvements into practice settings.

For archived CPIN sessions, click here.

Upcoming CPIN webinars

New POLST and Advance Directives: Best Practices for Documenting Advance Care Planning Conversations
Wednesday, September 27, 12–1 p.m.

For more information

Please contact Jessica Martinson at (206) 956-3628 or

CME credit

Accreditation with Commendation
The WSMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Washington State Category I Credit
This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

New POLST and Advance Directives: Best Practices for Documenting Advance Care Planning Conversations

Wednesday, September 27, 12-1 p.m. PT

Significant changes have been made to Washington state's durable power of attorney for health care and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment forms. Are you aware of the changes--some required by law--and are you using the latest documents? This free webinar will provide an overview of these changes and more.

Presenters include co-chairs of the POLST Task Force, who will outline the recent changes to the POLST form and describe how they align with national best practices. Leaders from Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest will provide attendees a first look at their customized advance directive, which meets new state law requirements and provides many benefits over standard advance directives. They will also review Honoring Choices PNW's successes in working with health care organizations across the state to implement a systems-based approach to advance care planning.


Sharmon Figenshaw, ARNP, AHCPN and Bruce Smith, MD
Co-Chairs, POLST Task Force

Bonnie Bizzell and Jessica Martinson
Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest

Register online