AAFP CME

METRIC®

An MC-FP Part IV Solution

Family physician at patient centered medical home team

Improve Patient Outcomes, Improve Your Practice

Measure, Evaluate, and Translate Research Into Care: that's METRIC.

Integrate practice improvement, evidence-based medicine, and education utilizing this powerful online program designed to benefit your practice and your patients, and yourself.

METRIC offers learning modules on clinical topics that matter to your practice via a process that uses customized tips, templates, and tools to help you get the most out of your time and effort.

The METRIC Experience

Hear from physicians who have used METRIC, and learn more about the process through this short video.

"METRIC has made a big difference for our practice. We look forward to seeing the long-term results."

— Angela Barnett, MD

Through this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate and strengthen practice functions and systems
  • Monitor group progress with standard tracking reports
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Build a patient centered medical home

The METRIC program follows the AMA's nationally standardized Performance Improvement CME format.

Designed to Simplify Maintenance of Certification

METRIC offers a streamlined process for physicians to meet the ABFM's performance in practice requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MC-FP) Part IV. Following the step-by-step process, physicians can complete the requirements in as little as three months.

Applicable to a Variety of Practice Settings

No matter what practice setting you work in, METRIC can help you to advance patient care delivery and outcomes. Complete a METRIC module as an individual physician or as a team in a group practice setting.

Eligible for CME Credit

Physicians may earn up to 20 AAFP Prescribed credits by completing a METRIC module.

Enroll in METRIC

Select a module to get started.

AAFP Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $125
Allied Health Professionals: $125

Complete METRIC as a Group

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Asthma accounts for more than 10.5 million office visits each year. Identify changes to improve the lives of your asthma patients and your practice.

In the United States, more than 25.8 million people have diabetes. Identify changes that may improve the lives of your diabetic patients, as well as your practice.


Eighty-eight percent of people older than 65 years of age have at least one chronic health condition. Improve the health of your geriatric patients and your practice through this module.


Identify changes that can improve the lives of your patients and your practice through this performance improvement project aimed at improving hypertension care.


Questions?

Find the answers you need. View the METRIC FAQ »

Successful, Process-Oriented Improvement

Follow the METRIC step-by-step process to complete the work online, and at your own pace.

STAGE A

Assess and Learn from Current Practice

  • Complete an initial practice assessment to determine a baseline.
  • Enter data from patient charts (10-15, depending on module).
  • Assess personal performance and compare result to peers.

STAGE B

Apply Performance Improvement to Patient Care

  • Apply the selected intervention(s).
  • Use provided resources to develop your action plan.
  • Implement your plan for at least one month, using METRIC implementation tools and resources.

STAGE C

Evaluate the Performance Improvement Effort

  • Complete the follow-up assessment to measure improvement.
  • Enter data from patient charts (10-15, depending on module).
  • Compare your results to your baseline measurements.

Support for the Process

Get step-by-step guidance to help you complete the METRIC module you've purchased.

Contact METRIC Staff

metric@aafp.org

(800) 274-2237 x6553

  

The METRIC Experience

Hear from physicians who have used METRIC, and learn more about the process through this short video.

Contact METRIC Staff

metric@aafp.org

(800) 274-2237 x6553