Clinical process improvement

Jul-Aug 2008 Issue
Eight Steps to a Chart Audit for Quality [Feature]

The article describes a step-by-step process to performing chart audits for assessing quality of care in a practice.

Mar 2008 Issue
Beyond EHRs: How Technology Can Help You Treat Chronic Illness [Feature]

The authors describe how technology can help family physicians manage chronic disease through self-care (feedback, motivation and eduation) and remote care (remote monitoring, remote diagnostics and communications).

Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Becoming a Superpractice [From The Editor]

"Practice transformation" is a more gradual process than the term, or the Academy, suggests. To help practices make the stepwise transformation, Family Practice Management has collected and organized dozens of relevant articles in an online collection.

Oct 2007 Issue
Let Your Ideas Shine: The 2008 Reader Challenge [From The Editor]

The author introduces the "FPM 2008 Reader Challenge: A Search for Big Ideas That Have Made a Difference in Family Physicians' Practices," a second version of the challenge that produced the "Big Ideas" issue of Family Practice Management in September 2004.

Sep 2007 Issue
Is Family Medicine Ready for the Home? [From The Editor]

The author introduces the "patient-centered medical home," a concept explored in the cover story for this issue of Family Practice Management.

Sep 2007 Issue
The Ideal Medical Practice Model: Improving Efficiency, Quality, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship [Feature]

The article will introduce a series on "ideal micro practices" and will describe the Ideal Micro Practices demonstration project and the essential components of these types of practices.

Oct 2006 Issue
How to Improve the Quality of Waived Tests [Feature]

The author, AAFP's proficiency testing manager, offers suggestions that help ensure quality in labs that perform waived tests.

Sep 2006 Issue
Providing Consistent Care With Standardized Admission Orders [Feature]

The article will explain how standardized admission orders can assist family physicians and will point readers to the updated versions of 38 orders previously published in FPM.

Sep 2006 Issue
A Whole Issue of Doctor Tools [From The Editor]

May 2006 Issue
Planned Care: Some Assembly Required [From The Editor]

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