A Performance Improvement Activities Solution

Family physician at patient centered medical home team

Improve Patient Outcomes, Improve Your Practice

METRIC integrates performance measures and improvement strategies in an online activity to:

  • Evaluate and strengthen practice functions and systems
  • Improve performance and patient care outcomes
  • Build the patient-centered medical home
  • Create real practice applications

METRIC is designed to simplify certifcation requirements, is applicable to a variety of practice settings, and follows the AMA’s nationally standardized Performance Improvement CME format.

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

— Angela Barnett, MD

How to Use METRIC

Family Physicians: As a quality improvement strategy tool to meet the Performance Improvement Activities requirement, to improve patient outcomes, and earn 20 AAFP Prescribed credits.

Residency Programs: To track residents’ progress and show residents their immediate improvement in practice. Residents can complete modules individually or as a group.

Internists: As a quality improvement tool to improve patient care, complete the ABIM’s completed project PIM, and earn 20 Self-Assessment of Practice Assessment points for the ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)*.

Physician Assistants: As a performance improvement solution to improve patient care, receive 20 AAPA Category 1 PI-CME credits, fulfill the NCCPA Certification Maintenance Category 1 PI-CME requirements*.

*This information is accurate as of April 2014 and is subject to change. For the most up to date requirements, visit www.abim.org(www.abim.org) and www.aapa.org(www.aapa.org).

Enroll in METRIC

Select a module to get started.

AAFP Members: FREE
Nonmember Family Physicians: $125
Residency Programs: Special pricing available
Internists: $125

Physician Assistants: Please purchase this module through AAPA's Learning Central.(www.aapa.org)

Complete METRIC as a Group

View special rates and instructions for:

Practice Groups »
Residency Programs »
AAFP Chapters »

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.

Up to one-third of your adult patients may be experiencing hypertension. Identify changes that can improve the lives of your patients and your practice through this module. Now updated to align with JNC-8 guidelines.


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.


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.


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.


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

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(800) 274-2237 x6553


Contact METRIC Staff

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(800) 274-2237 x6553