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January / February 2011:
Quality Improvement and Your Practice
These days you can’t afford not to take the time to collect data and measure progress towards quality improvement (QI) goals. Taking the time now—admittedly a stretch for busy primary care offices—can help you provide better care, earn incentive payments, and even reduce stress for you and your staff. In this issue of Doctor’s Digest we not only show you why you should take those extra steps toward QI now, but also give you specific guidance on how to start.
In This Issue:
- The Quality Connection
Learn why collecting data and measuring progress toward QI goals can impact your bottom line.
- Laying the Foundation
Use these guidelines to steer your practice to the leading edge of QI strategy.
- Measurement Strategies and Tools
Discover the nuts and bolts of how to reach your improvement goals.
- Incentives and Recognition
Understand how incentive payments work and how and why to go public with quality data.
- Putting It All Together
Find out how to manage the logistics of providing patient-centered care.
- Resources: For More Information
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