Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Track

Quality Improvement Summit

2019 Date and Location TBD

During the 2018 Summit, participants gained insight into the breast & cervical cancer topic, learned the benefits of a team-based approach to care, and understood the importance of setting an office protocol that supports practice improvement. An expert speaker covered topics such as the importance of quality improvement (QI) and its impact on enhanced patient care, showcased key points of the breast & cervical cancer topic, and illustrated how streamlining office procedures can make a positive impact on health outcomes as well as an improved work environment.

In addition, the selected practices are using the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians’ breast & cervical cancer QI module that has been approved by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) as an alternative Family Medicine Certification Performance Improvement (PI) activity for 20 PI points and by the American Academy of Family Physicians for 20 continuing medical education (CME) credits.

Selected Practices Had To

  • Identify up to four members of the care team to attend the Summit on April 7, 2018, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus. Attendance by a physician or team was required.
  • Utilize the breast & cervical cancer QI module to enter chart data, select a pathway of intervention, and re-enter data after five months of protocol intervention. View a video tutorial on how to use the module.

Participating Practices Received

  • Complimentary registration and mileage reimbursement for up to four members of the care team to attend the Summit.
  • Free CME credits for all on-site participants.
  • $250 practice stipend for completion of the module after five months of intervention implementation.
  • ABFM Family Medicine Certification PI activity credit and 20 AAFP CME credits upon completion of the breast & cervical cancer module.

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

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Director of Events and Foundation Programs Kaitlin McGuffie or call 800.742.7327.

This QI initiative is supported by grants provided by the American Cancer Society (ACS) East Central Division and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

Background Information

Based upon successes over the past several years, the OAFP continues to offer the evidence-based intervention program that address breast & cervical cancer prevention and early detection. This endeavor continues to be a collaborative intervention with the OAFP, ODH, and the ACS East Central Division.

The Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection track follows a two-part process that offers team training and a mechanism for data collection, process improvement, and outcomes measurement. The OAFP, in partnership with ODH, created an online learning management module that provides a systematic approach to identifying areas of practice strength and opportunities for improvement through the collection of patient and practice data, development of a QI plan, implementation of interventions, and completion of a post-assessment process to determine if improvement was achieved.