FP Essentials™

Practice Improvement, Part II

Edition #414 | November 2013

Cover: FP Essentials #414 Practice Improvement, Part II

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In This Edition

  • Cite the 4 competency domains for interprofessional collaborative practice.
  • Summarize methods to enhance communication to improve office efficiency and team-based care.
  • Describe methods to assess health literacy.
  • Discuss systems-based strategies for addressing health literacy.
  • Outline clinician- and patient-centered interventions for patients with limited health literacy.
  • Summarize methods in which technology is being used to communicate with patients, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of patient portals.
  • Describe considerations for implementing a patient portal, including protection of personal health information.
  • Discuss existing social media strategies for family physicians, including current prevalence of use and separation of professional and personal communications.
  • Summarize an approach to using technology to assist behavior change, chronic disease management, and patient self-management support.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of employment and private practice.
  • Outline compensation models and other considerations for employed physicians and private practice physicians.
  • Summarize important considerations when deciding whether to sell a private practice, including selling price and market share for potential buyers or stakeholders.
  • Describe transition considerations after the sale of a practice.

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