As a FREE* benefit of membership, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians offers an online data collection module focused on hypertension management to assist family physicians in the execution of a systematic, quality improvement (QI) initiative focused on improving the care of patients diagnosed with hypertension.
OAFP members 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 QI 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.
*ABFM fees still apply.