A Performance Improvement Activities Solution

    METRIC integrates performance measures and improvement strategies in an online activity to:

    • Evaluate and strengthen practice functions and systems
    • Improve performance and patient care outcomes
    • Build the patient-centered medical home
    • Create real practice applications

    METRIC is designed to simplify certification requirements, is applicable to a variety of practice settings, and follows the AMA’s nationally standardized Performance Improvement CME format.

    How to Use METRIC

    Family Physicians: As a quality improvement strategy tool to meet the Performance Improvement Activities requirement, to improve patient outcomes, and earn 20 AAFP Prescribed credits.

    Residency Programs: To track residents’ progress and show residents their immediate improvement in practice. Residents can complete modules individually or as a group.

    Enroll in METRIC

    Select a module to get started.

    AAFP Members: FREE
    Nonmember Family Physicians: $125
    Residency Programs: Special pricing available

    Complete METRIC as a Group

    View special rates and instructions for:

    Practice Groups
    Residency Programs
    AAFP Chapters

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    Successful, Process-Oriented Improvement

    Follow the METRIC step-by-step process to complete the work online, and at your own pace.


    Assess and Learn from Current Practice

    • Complete an initial practice assessment to determine a baseline.
    • Enter data from patient charts (10-15, depending on module).
    • Assess personal performance and compare result to peers.


    Apply Performance Improvement
    to Patient Care

    • Apply the selected intervention(s).
    • Use provided resources to develop your action plan.
    • Implement your plan for at least one month, using METRIC implementation tools and resources.


    Evaluate the Performance
    Improvement Effort

    • Complete the follow-up assessment to measure improvement.
    • Enter data from patient charts (10-15, depending on module).
    • Compare your results to your baseline measurements.

    Support for the Process

    Get step-by-step guidance to help you complete the METRIC module you've purchased. Access the METRIC User Guide.


    Contact METRIC Staff
    (800) 274-2237

    You may also view the FAQs about METRIC.

    "METRIC has made a big difference for our practice. We look forward to seeing the long-term results."

    — Angela Barnett, MD