Clinical process improvement

May/June 2011 Issue
Keys to High-Functioning Office Teams [Feature]

The article offers practical advice on improving practice revenue, implementing advanced access and improving both care and the patient's experience of care by building a high-functioning care team.

January/February 2011 Issue
Integrating a Behavioral Health Specialist Into Your Practice [Feature]

The authors make the case for incorporating behavioral health counseling services into the medical home.

September/October 2010 Issue
Translating Learning Into Pracitce [From The Editor]

With the “Translation to Practice” pilot, the extra-credit assignment comes to CME.

July/Aug 2010 Issue
Strategies for Reducing Costs in Your Medical Community: The Grand Junction Experience [Feature]

The authors list a number of techniques they have used to contain costs in Grand Junction, recently in the news for its extraordinary ability to deliver high-quality, low-cost medicine.

July/Aug 2010 Issue
Does Your Practice Deserve an Award? [From The Editor]

If you've recently made real improvements in how your practice works, you might just win one.

March/April 2010 Issue
An Open Letter to All the Health Plans That Keep Sending Me Letters [The Last Word]

How helpful are all those letters you receive from health plans? Not very, says this family physician.

January/February 2010 Issue
Tools and Strategies for Improving Asthma Management [Feature]

The article describes the quality-improvement tools and strategies the authors used to increase adherence to evidence-based guidelines and improve asthma care in their family medicine clinic.

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
Immediate Action Protocol: A Tool to Help Your Practice Assess Suicidal Patients [Feature]

The authors provide a quick-reference guide that includes questions to ask a depressed patient to identify suicidal ideation and space for local resource phone numbers.

Jul-Aug 2009 Issue
The Importance of Closing the Loop [The Last Word]

Never assume that a critical message has been delivered.

Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
Launching a Community-Wide Flu Vaccination Plan [Feature]

The article describes one family physician's efforts to organize flu vaccination for an entire rural county in Oklahoma and the resulting improvements in vaccine coverage and office efficiency.

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