Foundations Specialty Program

Specialty Practice Foundations is an introductory level course for specialty practices, in which participants learn basic QI skills at the practice level to include Plan, Do, Study, Act  (PDSA) cycles, process mapping, and basic data use to improve/develop and implement skills, processes, care compacts with Primary Care, and infrastructure to support ongoing improvement and the delivery of effective and efficient patient care while actively engaging in the medical neighborhood.

Program Objectives:

  1. Develop functioning quality improvement team within the practice
  2. Empanel entire active patient population
  3. Develop process for tracking continuity of care and review status regularly
  4. Develop strategies to sustain and spread the change and process improvements your practice has worked so hard to develop
  5. Develop accurate, timely and actionable reporting for quality improvement

Practice Deliverables:

  1. Create a practice quality improvement (QI) team that meets twice monthly
  2. Meet with Quality Improvement Advisor (QIA) bi-monthly
  3. Meet with Clinical Informaticist (CI) quarterly
  4. Submit quarterly narrative reports to RMHP for the purpose of assessing progress by highlighting best practices and challenges
  5. Submit quarterly clinical quality measures to RMHP for entire patient population
  6. Participate in at least two (2) Learning Collaboratives
  7. Share lessons learned and best practices, through informal, verbal sharing at the Learning Collaborative Series
  8. Review Program Timeline and Internal Elements with your QIA
  9. Complete Medical Home Practice Monitor
  10. Complete Team-Base Care Assessment and Action Plan