As a family physician, you are the front lines of defense. You catch things that others miss. You are the reason many patients thank you for their life. If there were a training to help improve your skills in this area, would you participate?
If so, the OAFP’s 2017 Quality Improvement Summit set for Saturday, April 8, is for you and has been created to assist you and your practice team in perfecting screening improvement tactics!
There are only 11 spots left in the breast and cervical cancer prevention and early detection track – claim yours today!
You can choose to concentrate on either female patients ages 21-26 or female patients ages 50-65 – giving your team full flexibility in what breast or cervical cancer area you would like to focus on.
Each participating physician will earn American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Certification Performance Improvement Activity credit and 24 continuing medical education (CME) credits by taking part in this innovative educational program. Other members of the care team such as physician assistants, registered nurses, and advanced practice nurses can all claim continuing education credit too.
- Register yourself and up to three team members for the Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection track at the QI Summit set for Saturday, April 8.
- Receive an email from the OAFP staff with instructions on how to log into the Breast & Cervical Cancer online QI module. You will enter practice data, 10 patient charts (the module will explain how to pull these charts), receive an analysis of data that will show any gaps in patient care in relation to your chosen topic, and choose an intervention of change to implement over six months. You will then be locked out of the module for six months while you implement your change.
- With your chosen intervention in hand and team members beside you, you’ll attend the QI Summit on Saturday, April 8, at Hilton Columbus at Easton. You will hear from expert speakers on current trends, up-to-date guidelines, and work together as a team in a workflow and process mapping exercise to find gaps in care and plan for more efficient action steps to reach your goal.
- With your action plan in hand, you and your team will head back home to implement it. Don’t worry if it’s not working out exactly as you’ve planned, your action plan is flexible – use the information you gathered from the QI Summit to edit the plan for success.
- After six months of implementation, you will be reminded to re-enter the online QI module. There, you will enter practice data and 10 patient charts to receive outcomes data. Participants in prior year programs have shown real, positive change in patient care – you will too!
- Once the module is complete, you will receive credit for your ABFM maintenance requirements – a performance improvement activity is now complete. And you’ll receive 20 Performance in Practice credits from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Not to mention, the OAFP will send you a $250 stipend for all the hard work.
More information on the Summit and each individual track can be found on the OAFP website.
If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Kaitlin McGuffie or call 800.742.7327.