Did you know that YOU can make an impact on cancer prevention just by focusing on meaningful practice change? It’s true. In fact, for over eight years, the Ohio Department of Health, the American Cancer Society, and the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians have provided primary care practice teams with a personalized, cancer prevention training experience that has seen remarkable results in the prevention of cancer – so much so we were just recognized with the 80% by 2018 Award by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable for this program!
We’ve seen an average increase in colorectal cancer screening rates of 45% among practices that participated in the quality improvement training. Now, does this sound like the change you want to see in your practice?
If so, the OAFP is actively recruiting teams, like yours, that are focused on cancer prevention and wish to improve the care they provide to patients at risk for colorectal cancer and breast and cervical cancer for the 2018 Quality Improvement Summit (QI Summit) on Saturday, April 7 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.
What is the QI Summit?
The QI Summit provides an opportunity for primary care physicians and their practice teams to meet outside of their normal office setting and discuss the importance of effective and efficient teamwork and its impact on patient care.
According to a 2017 participant, and an already registered attendee for this year’s event, “the QI Summit was a great opportunity for teams to get together and talk. There’s never enough time to sit down and simply talk – talk about different processes, talk about where improvements could be made, and enjoy each other’s company outside of the practice walls!”
How the QI Summit Works
Teams will have the opportunity to pick from one of the following four topic tracks: Hypertension Management, Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement, Diabetes Prevention and Management, or Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection.
Teams will hear from expert speakers in their chosen topic track on best practices in screening protocols, up-to-date guidelines to follow, and the importance of QI in patient care and population health as a whole.
In addition to the team training experience on Saturday, April 7, participants will also utilize online modules that have been custom developed for each of the four clinical topics. By utilizing the module, practices will be able to measure their team engagement, benchmark patient data, select a pathway for care delivery intervention, and re-measure outcome data after a five-month change period. The module will systematically guide participants through a Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle as a method to improve patient care and recognize practice success.
More information on the Summit and each individual track can be found on the OAFP website or by watching the following video:
- Free registration for up to four members of the care team to attend the QI Summit.
- Travel reimbursement for each team member attending the QI Summit.
- American Academy of Family Physicians Live Prescribed continuing medical education (CME) credits for participation in the summit (approximately 5 credits). These are transferable to all members of the care team.
- A $250 stipend for each team that completes the chosen topic’s online module and any
additional data collection requirements.
- After completion of the chosen module, physicians will earn American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine Certification Performance Improvement Activity credit and an additional 20 AAFP CME credits.
If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Director of Events and Foundation Programs Kaitlin McGuffie or call 800.742.7327.