- Adult Immunizations
- Alcohol and Substance Use (SBIRT)
- Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for ARI
- Childhood Obesity
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Stroke Prevention
- Diabetes in Adult Patients
- Gestational Diabetes
- Hepatitis B and C
- Motivational Interviewing
- Pediatric Immunizations
- Preconception & Interconception Care
- Tobacco Cessation and Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Improving Performance In Practice (IPIP) Overview
The healthcare system has become increasingly complex, with multiple competing demands and several impending changes. Although many primary care practices understand the need for change, most do not have the resources or infrastructure to implement major modifications. Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) is aimed at transforming the way we deliver healthcare by giving doctors the tools, systems and support they need to provide consistently high quality care to all patients, all the time. IPIP will provide in-office assistance to practices, improving quality of care, efficiency and satisfaction for both patients and the healthcare team. Practices will initially use diabetes, smoking cessation, and asthma as the content around which to develop efficient patient-centered systems that can be applied to other conditions moving forward.
IPIP aims to dramatically improve patient outcomes by:
April 2009 Video for IPIP practices explaining the IHI Extranet - shows IPIP practices how to navigate the IHI Extranet site that contains their practice measures and graphs
December 2008 Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot
- Transforming healthcare delivery
- Integrating quality improvement and data collection methods into practices
- Increasing efficiency and satisfaction for both patients and the healthcare team
- Incorporating population-based strategies for patient management
- Developing and applying strategies to expand and sustain improvements to care
IPIP Implementation and Expectations
IPIP Implementation Includes:
- Quality Improvement (QI) Coach
- Disease registry (required)
- Practice Redesign Team
- Consultation on work flow analysis, Chronic Care Model, Open Access Scheduling, Practice Culture Change, EMR conversion
- Focus on system redesign
- 1 or 2 Learning Sessions per year
- Led by CCGC
Practices will participate in learning activities and work in collaborative networks to share data and experiences with other participating practices.
IPIP Coached Practice Redesign Program Participants Will Be Expected To:
- Identify a Practice Redesign Team to develop a plan and implement improvement activities.
- Implement a registry to track patients and their care, starting with diabetes and asthma (this will be provided at no cost if practices do not have an existing registry in place).
- Collect and report on progress toward IPIP diabetes and/or asthma measures.
- Test and implement improvement strategies in the practice and report those monthly.
- Participate in monthly collaborative activities, most of which will be via teleconference, with the exception of some face-to-face workshops and one or two learning sessions per year.
- Participate in the program evaluation described below.
What Can IPIP Do For Me?
IPIP has many personal, professional, and practice benefits including - but not limited to - the items below.
- Satisfaction of providing consistently high quality care
- Ability to demonstrate high quality care to others
- Opportunity to regain the joy of practicing medicine
- CME credit
- COPIC ERS Points
- Credit toward maintenance of board certification
- Preparation for Pay for Performance
- Consultation with experts to improve infrastructure and systems
- Free registry for disease management
- (coming soon)
- Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative - Lead Agency
- University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
- Colorado Foundation for Medical Care
- Colorado Academy of Family Physicians
- Colorado Chapter of the American College of Physicians
- Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Colorado Medical Society
- Colorado Business Group on Health
- Colorado Health Information Exchange
- Colorado Regional Health Information Organization
- Area Health Education Centers
- COPIC Insurance Company
- American Board of Medical Specialties
For questions and additional information, please contact Allyson Gottsman at (720) 297-1681 or by email.