ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Clinical process improvement
The article describes a step-by-step process to performing chart audits for assessing quality of care in a practice.
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).
"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.
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.
The author introduces the "patient-centered medical home," a concept explored in the cover story for this issue of Family Practice Management.
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.
The author, AAFP's proficiency testing manager, offers suggestions that help ensure quality in labs that perform waived tests.
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.