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“Is change driven by Quality Information?”

Continuous, data-driven quality improvement reflects the practice’s commitment to quality. It’s about understanding performance at all levels and bringing systems, technology, and people together to make the practice better in many ways. It means empowering every person in the practice to innovate and improve.

This Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Driver focuses on tactics that address these types of questions:

  • “Has leadership developed and articulated a shared vision with the practice(s)?”
  • “Do we use an organized quality improvement/change approach to achieve our vision?
  • “Do we use benchmarks and rely on data transparency to support innovation?”

To support your transformation goals, review and select from the resources presented below.
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NNE-PTN members can access the following courses to support their practice transformation goals and aims.
You must have an account and be logged into the QC Learning Lab to access these.
(Account Setup & Login Instructions.)

Improving Hypertension Care

Description:

This learning module seeks to address the TCPi Drivers of, Patient and Family-Centered Care Design, Continuous, Data Driven Quality Improvement and Sustainable Business Operations as effective drivers that benefit from an improved cost of care conversation. The module is modeled on the Ten Steps for Improving Blood Pressure Control in New Hampshire a guide created by the CMS Partnership for Patients Million Hearts campaign which leverages the lessons learned from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (DHK) Clinic project. This guide, developed by Dr. Fedrizzi, director of Community Health Clinical Integration from Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene and Kimberly Persson, Project Director from the University of New Hampshire, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, is designed to provide brief learning events that highlight the key findings from each step and to direct users to reference the guide book for details on the methods. Each unit will summarize the approach described in the guide; participants will gain an understanding of how to improve blood pressure control in the practice setting to improve patient outcomes. The learning module will describe practical tools that participants will be able to employ with their practice, as well as identify behaviors to model in order to best support team members in improving hypertension care.

Intended Audience:

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing health care providers & practice teams needing or desiring to improve their care for patients with hypertension using the methods utilized in the Million Hearts initiative at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene.

Duration & Fee:

  • Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour (1 hours for those seeking CME credits)
  • CME Credits Offered: 1
  • Registration Fee: FREE

To take this course, click here.

Data Driven Decision Making: Using Registries

Description:

Data driven decision making is changing as a result of the unsustainable cost of health care, lack of access and increasing health care disparities. This course is intended to build an understanding of registries, using data to improve population health, engage patients and deliver person center care while addressing population needs. The course will examine how registries are a collection of patient health information, usually organized around a chronic disease, particular intervention, lifestyle, or condition. Quality improvement examples will be used throughout the units to aid practices in registry use, and preparing for new models of populations management tools.

Target Audience:

Practice providers, practice staff, and practice administrators and various other health care related fields

Duration & Fee:

  • Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour (1 hours for those seeking CME credits)
  • CME Credits Offered: 1
  • Registration Fee: FREE

To take this course, click here.

Get a Grip on Change

Description

This learning module seeks to address gaps as identified by the TCPi Practice Assessment Tool (PAT) during the PTN baseline assessments, specifically targeting Quality Improvement strategies and Team Engagement as effective drivers of successful change management.  Through examination of relevant studies and research-based models, participants will gain an understanding of how to maximize the positive impact of change on their organization and minimize the negative.  The learning module will include practical strategies and tools that participants will be able to employ with their practice, as well as identify leader behaviors to model in order to best support team members through the change process.

This learning module is part of the NNE-PTN Series with the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership.

Intended Audience:

Practice and system leaders, providers, and staff needing or desiring to build or improve their quality improvement strategy and team-building skills in the quickly changing field of health care.

Duration & Fee:

  • Estimated Time to Complete: 1.5 hours

(note: the module is divided into short digestible units [5-15 mins] which can be completed in small increments)

  • Registration Fee: FREE for NNE-PTN members
  • CME Credits Offered: 1.5

To take this course, click here.

You must have an account and be logged into Healthcare Communities® to access the content listed below.
(Account Setup Instructions.)

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Continuous, Data-Driven Quality Improvement – Secondary Drivers

(To view more detailed change tactics, click each item. )

Provided courtesy of American Medical Association. 

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Panel Management

Focus on providing proactive, preventive care to improve the health of your patients.

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Quality Improvement Using Plan-Do-Study-Act

Develop strategies and tactics for effective team meetings that strengthen working relationships and improve practice efficiency

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Select Sustainable Change Initiatives

A framework for selecting change “wins” for your practice and all of your stakeholders: your care team, your patients and the practice as a whole.

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Prepare Your Practice for Change

Four key elements will optimize success in the organization of your practice: leadership, teamwork, communication and metrics.

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Starting Lean Health Care

Eliminate waste in the workday and equip the team to spend more time on patient care.

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You must have an account and be logged into ACP Practice Advisor® to access the content listed below.
(Account Setup & Login Instructions.)

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Deliver Patient-Centered Care

Providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.

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Managing Populations

Managing populations helps ensure that patients with specific chronic conditions receive appropriate care.

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Improve Quality

Understand how to quickly measure your current practice, design and implement change processes, and re-assess to see if your strategies were successful.

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