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Clinical process improvement
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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.
The article features a variety of "big ideas" in current practice management thinking, submitted by family physicians and selected by a panel of experts.
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).
You don't need a phone booth for a changing room.
Got a good idea? Don't hide it under a bushel.
The “medical home” seems to hold out great hope, but getting there may not be easy.
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.