Quality Improvement

AREA L AHEC QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CONSULTANTS

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Quality Improvement Consultants (QICs) provide hands-on assistance to primary care practices in the areas of population-based care management and systems change while working with office staff to improve office efficiencies, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes. Additionally, QICs work to create a rapport with clinic staff so that staff feel comfortable with having the QIC be a part of the clinic’s quality improvement team. There is no cost to practices for this service.

 

FOR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS

  • Free on-site support and consultation
  • Proven tools and methods to drive improvement and system change
  • Preparation for certification and recognition programs that are usually the first step in pay for performance
  • Planning for pay for performance initiatives
  • Physician Maintenance Certification (MOC) Part IV Credit
  • Up to 20 hours of AMA PRA Category 1™ CME Credit

QICs HELP YOU TO

  • Use data to drive improvement
  • Use templates to drive care
  • Utilize evidence-based chronic care management protocols
  • Implement standing orders
  • Formulate population-based care plans
  • Optimize work flow
  • Build teams and improve communication
  • Track referrals and follow-up on consults
  • Generate routine care reminders
  • Enhance patient self-management
  • Enhance patient communication/patient access including advanced access scheduling
  • Transform your clinic’s processes and systems to become a full patient-centered medical home