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ACP Quality Improvement
ACP offers members and other clinicians numerous quality improvement resources, extending from point-of-care tools to a national QI network linked to PQRS, helping the busy physician and health care team improve their patient care and gain ABIM MOC practice assessment points.
ACP Quality Connect
Guided Quality Improvement Projects
ACP Quality Connect programs allow physicians and their health care teams to implement quality improvement projects with help from ACP QI experts. Through virtual presentations and coaching calls, staff will guide participants in using online QI tools and registries. Data can be uploaded from paper charts or EHRs. ABIM MOC Practice Assessment points, CME, and PQRS submission are among the benefits of the programs. Current ACP quality improvement projects include:
Adult Immunization & Quality Improvement for Residents: This program intends to improve the rate of adult immunization in practice by equipping general internal medicine residency programs with the tools to educate clinicians about the clinical science of adult immunization, evidence-based strategies, and quality improvement projects to increase adult vaccination rates.
ACP Practice Assessment Tools
Self-Paced Quality Improvement Projects
These free, web-based practice-assessment products offer the ability to earn both CME credits from ACP and Maintenance of Certification Practice Assessment points from ABIM at your own pace.
Coaching Call Series
Sign Up for Coaching Calls with National Experts on Quality Improvement
ACP offers regular practice coaching calls, connecting physician and health care team members with national experts and experienced coaches in considering strategies for making team-based, time-saving changes through a Practice Do Study Act (PDSA) approach to Quality Improvement (QI).
The one-hour coaching calls are designed to provide support to participants across all of our QI programs. Topics, include adult immunization, diabetes, and chronic pain. Expert faculty will provide guidance on general QI/practice transformation strategies as well as focus on specific clinical programs.
Weekly calls take place through the end of September 2016, and members are welcome to participate in multiple sessions.
Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Resources
ACP’s Center for Quality has collected the quality improvement (QI) approaches used by its QI champions and participants over the last two years. Review real practice improvement strategies that produced positive change, and make them your own!
ACP is working actively in the field of performance measurement because we recognize its importance in the changing health care environment and want to shape its impact on Internal Medicine.
Near Miss Registry
The Near Miss Registry offers educational resources and programs to help health care systems — including residency programs, hospitals, and practices — detect and learn how to prevent "close call" events, all under the protection of ACP's Patient Safety Organization (PSO). Learn how your institution or program can begin identifying your safety risks and train your staff to reduce medical errors.