As a FREE benefit of membership, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians is excited to announce the creation of an online data collection module focused on hypertension management to assist family physicians in the execution of a systematic, quality improvement initiative focused on improving the care of patients diagnosed with hypertension.
OAFP members now have the opportunity to participate in the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) approved module to fulfill Part IV requirements for Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) and earn American Academy of Family Physicians Performance Improvement in Practice credits.
This hypertension quality improvement module aligns with the 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, a report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8).
- Reflect upon the importance of practice team engagement to manage patients diagnosed with hypertension
- Determine the gaps in the care that is currently being provided to patients diagnosed with hypertension
- Put interventions into practice, work for improvement in hypertension care management
- Demonstrate improvements in patient care as a result of systems changes identified through quality improvement initiatives.
This program will guide you through three phases to achieve these goals. A pre-assessment phase, including evaluating your current practice’s care delivery and selecting a plan for improvement; an action phase, the point at which you put your plan into action for a minimum of three months; and a post-assessment phase, including analysis of data, reflection on successes and challenges incurred, and evaluation of the program.