ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Family Practice Management (journal)
A call for peer reviewers
The article shares data from the Family Practice Management Practice Self-Test, in which roughly 1000 family physicians ranked the value of interventions such as e-mail communication and chronic disease registries in improving patient care and service.
Call for tips and articles for 2002 special issue on error reduction.
Asks for article topic suggestions and volunteers to join the "Panel of Reader Representatives"
FPM's medical editor writes about the value of self-assessment.
A self-appraisal questionnaire designed to help the family physician evaluate how well his or her practice is doing in a wide range of measures, including quality of care, patient satisfaction, staff and physician satisfaction, work environment, technology, financial health and efficiency. The reader will be able to derive several raw scores that should help direct quality improvement efforts.
Introduces the expanded online toolbox, the self-test and Christy
Presents the results of an extensive survey of the vendors of 28 electronic medical records systems in a way that allows readers to compare systems in terms of important features.
Introduces the new version of the ICD-9 coding card and lists tools published recently in FPM.
Introduces cover story on the "new framework" for the documentation guidelines