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Performance measurement

January/February 2016 Issue
The Problem With Patient Satisfaction Scores [Feature]

Scoring of individual physicians is becoming more widespread. Here’s how to improve the process.


September/October 2014 Issue
Health Confidence: A Simple, Essential Measure for Patient Engagement and Better Practice [Feature]

Asking patients this one question can lead to better outcomes.


September/October 2014 Issue
Gambling on the Transition From Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care [Opinion]

Dedicating increasing amounts of income and personal time to lead and manage quality programs is not sustainable.


September/October 2014 Issue
Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier [Feature]

Understanding the power of quality data and then starting with a few specific measures leads to improved blood pressure rates.


January/February 2011 Issue
Should Your Practice Participate in a Quality-Reporting Program? [Feature]

The authors, who have published results of a study of the costs and benefits of participating in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP), Bridges to Excellence (BTE) and a North Carolina program (Ann Fam Med 7:495-503 [2009]) offer practical suggestions based on their research.


January/February 2010 Issue
The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative: Secrets to Success [Feature]

This article shares one practice's success story with the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and provides readers with experienced advice and tips on reporting successfully.


Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Practicing Excellence: Your Role in Practice Transformation [Feature]

This article describes how one medical group transformed itself from good to great through steps like creating organizational goals, measuring and reporting physician performance and training physicians.


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.


Feb 2008 Issue
Practice Measurement: A New Approach for Demonstrating the Worth of Your Work [Feature]

The article will explain how to use the patient experience as an easy way to measure practice function and outcomes and how to correct performance gaps.


Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Payer Trend: 'Tiering' Physicians and 'Steering' Patients [Feature]

The article describes how health plans use physician profiling and advises readers about the options they and their practices have for working within in this system.


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