Quality Improvement Summit

2019 Date and Location TBD

Ohio Academy of Family Physicians members and their practice teams had the unique opportunity on April 7, 2018, to take part in a quality improvement (QI) summit where practice teams met outside of their normal office settings and discussed the importance of effective and efficient teamwork and its impact on patient care.

Teams had the opportunity to pick from one of the following four topic tracks (select the image below to learn more about each individual track):

Teams heard from expert speakers in their chosen topic track on best practices in screening protocols, up-to-date guidelines, the importance of QI in patient care, and population health as a whole.

Participation in the Summit kicked-off a five-month project where Summit participants are utilizing online modules that have been custom developed for each of the four clinical topics. By utilizing the modules, practices are able to measure their team engagement, benchmark patient data, select a pathway for care delivery intervention, and re-measure outcome data after the five-month change period.

The modules will systematically guide participants through a Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle as a method to improve patient care and recognize practice success.

Participating Practices Received

  • Free registration for up to four members of the care team to attend the Summit on April 7, 2018, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus
  • Travel reimbursement for each team member attending the Summit
  • A $250 stipend for each team that completes the chosen topic’s online module and any additional data collection requirements
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Live Prescribed continuing medical education (CME) credits for participation in the Summit
  • American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Family Medicine Certification Performance Improvement Activity credit and 20 AAFP CME credits once the chosen module is complete.

CME Accreditation

This live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5 Prescribed CME credits by the AAFP. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as equivalent to the AMA Physicians Recognition Award Category 1 credit.

Program Partners and Supporters

Thank you to our program partners, the American Cancer Society East Central Division, the Ohio Department of Health, and the American Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium and to other organization supporters, the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers, CliniSync, the Health Services Advisory Group, and LifeCare Alliance.

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Director of Events and Foundation Programs Kaitlin McGuffie , Deputy Executive Vice President Kate Mahler, CAE, or call 800.742.7327.